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Infants and Children in Context
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Infants and Children in Context



January 2020 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Like children themselves, development is dynamic. In the chronologically organized Infants and Children in Context, award-winning author Tara L. Kuther frames development research in real-life contexts, including gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and more. Kuther presents highly relatable examples, vivid cross-cultural stories, and case studies of real individuals, consistently prompting students to reflect on chapter content with What do you think? critical thinking questions. The book emphasizes three core themes: the centrality of context, the importance of research, and the applied value of developmental science; students will come away with an understanding of these themes that they will immediately be able to apply to their own lives and future careers.

INSTRUCTORS: Infants and Children in Context is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package! Contact your rep to request a demo.
  • SAGE Vantage Digital Option
    SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content in a learning experience carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Contact your rep to learn more.
  • Assignable Video
    Assignable Video (available on the SAGE Vantage platform) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to different learning styles.  Watch a sample video now.
  • LMS Cartridge (formally known as SAGE Coursepacks)
    Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. 
Looking for more coverage for your child and adolescence course? Kuther’s Child and Adolescent Development in Context covers development from infancy through adolescence. Learn more.

Also of Interest: Case Studies in Lifespan Development by Stephanie M. Wright presents a series of 12 case studies shaped by the contributions of real students to build immersive examples that readers can relate to and enjoy. Bundle Case Studies in Lifespan Development with Infants and Children in Context for only $5 more!  

 
Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development
 
1. Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
 
2. Biological and Environmental Foundations of Development
 
3. The Prenatal Period, Birth, and the Newborn
 
Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
4. Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
5. Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
6. Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
 
Early Childhood
 
7. Physical Development in Early Childhood
 
8. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
 
9. Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
 
Middle Childhood
 
10. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
 
11. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood
 
12. Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood

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  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

“Infants and Children in Context is an introductory text for child development that focuses on application of the information, an emphasis on context including culture, and also incorporates updated research on how the brain develops and influences development.”

Cassendra M. R. Bergstrom
University of Northern Colorado

“Tara L. Kuther has written a textbook that captures the most current aspects of developmental science with its emphasis on context and both current and classic studies of human development while managing to include opportunities for students to apply this new knowledge to their own lives. The textbook is visually engaging and will also help students learn the material with several helpful meta-cognitive features, such as Thinking in Context and Apply Your Knowledge.”

Dawn K. Kriebel
Immaculata University

“An easily understandable text that engages students in active learning.”

Debra L. Schwiesow
Creighton University
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • This new book is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. 
  • Lives in Context video cases build on the contextual examples that the author includes in the text, looking at the ways in which biological, cultural, community, family, racial / ethnic, and socioeconomic factors influence development. The videos include expert interviews, news clips, and observational studies that show children performing tasks at various stages of development.
  • A Lives in Context box program illustrates contexts drawn from the real world and their connections to one another, including international adoption and child outcomes, exposure to war and terrorism and children’s development, the effects of neighborhood on development, HIV infection in newborns, and the impact of family stress on health.
    • Lives in Context: Biological Influences boxes tied to each chapter’s learning objectives cover cutting-edge biological topics and prompt students to think critically about each concept.
    • Lives in Context: Community Context boxes raise issues related to the context of community and push students to consider real world implications of concepts connected to chapter learning objectives.
    • Lives in Context: Cultural Context boxes ask students to consider traditions from the cultural context and then to think critically about how culture affects development.
    • Lives in Context: Family and Peer Context boxes discuss the family context related to each chapter and challenge learners to apply chapter content to the real world.
    • Lives in Context: Media and Technology boxes address media and technology and their effects on development at each stage. Learners are prompted to synthesize chapter learning and apply knowledge to real world examples.
  • What do you think? questions appearing after Lives in Context boxes help students connect their own experiences to concepts as they read.
  • Intersectional Influences on Development examine the ways in which constructs of race, gender, socioeconomic level, and other variables interact and influence development.
  • Applying Developmental Science boxes illustrate current research in developmental science and how it may be applied. Examples include the effects of post-partum depression, infant sign language, autism and theory of mind, and children’s suggestibility.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes describe a child and his/her circumstances. Throughout the chapter, questions embedded in the Thinking in Context boxes ask students to consider how the material applies to the child’s circumstances and development.
  • Thinking in Context questions encourage readers to compare concepts, apply theoretical perspectives, and consider applications of research findings presented. In addition, each boxed feature concludes with critical thinking questions that challenge students to assess and evaluate the issues highlighted in that feature.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives, end-of-chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter review questions that return to learning objectives recap the key concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Apply Your Knowledge sections ask students to apply their understanding to address a particular situation or problem.

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