The Child, Family, School, and Community: A Developmental Perspective
The Child, Family, School, and Community: A Developmental Perspective

The Child, Family, School, and Community: A Developmental Perspective

Lead Author(s): Susan Ferguson

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This text encourages practical, and relevant application to further our understanding of developmental processes in early childhood education.

The Child, Family, School, and Community: A Developmental Perspective

 Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Chapters the student will be able to:

1. Describe and analyze contemporary demographic, economic, social and cultural trends affecting children.

2. Define socialization as it relates to child development and explain the aims, agents and methods of that socialization.

3. Assess, compare and contrast the ways in which families, childcare facilities, schools, peer groups and the community act as socializing agents for the developing child.

4. Set up observational situations in order to evaluate the behavior, gender roles and self-esteem of given children as they interact with family members, school teachers and peers.

5. Identify children with special socialization needs due to maltreatment and collect and organize information regarding treatment and intervention programs for families.

6. Explain how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act led to the policies of least restrictive environment and mainstreaming and assess the pros and cons of classification on the socialization of disabled children.

7. Evaluate the rationale and effectiveness of given bilingual and multicultural programs.

8. Analyze the impact of the socializing agents on the developing child.

9. Identify and compare various family structures.

10. Compare and contrast cultural diversity in various parenting styles.

11. Identify social service agencies that support families, children, individuals, and/or groups

Contents

Chapter 1

Introduction to Socialization and Development

Theories and Perspectives on Socialization

Chapter 2

Types, Methods, and Outcomes of Socialization

Chapter 3

Agents of Socialization

Chapter 4

Socialization of the Child

Chapter 5

  Marriage and Family

Chapter 6

Education and Schools as Agents of Socialization

Chapter 7

Media and Technology

Chapter 8

Community, Culture, and a Global Perspective