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ECF 700 - Child Development, Birth-Age 8

Reference Books

These can give you an overview of a subject, help you focus your topic idea, and tell you what the classic studies in the field are.

Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development.  Marshall M. Haith and Janette B. Benson, eds.  Academic Press, 2008.   3 vols.  Available online.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development.  Brian Hopkins, ed.  Cambridge University Press, 2005.  Available online.

Early Childhood Qualitative Research.  J. Amos Hatch, ed.  Routledge, 2007.  LB1139.23 .E2743 2007

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. Bernard Spodek and Olivia Saracho, eds. Erlbaum, 2006. Reference, 4th floor LB1119 .H25 2006
The Transactional Model of Development: How Children and Contexts Shape Each Other.  Arnold Sameroff, ed.  American Psychological Assn., 2009.  Available online.
How Caregiving Affects Development: Psychological Implications for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Caregivers Kim Schifren, ed.  American Psychological Assn., 2009.  Available online.
Understanding Early Childhood: Issues and Controversies.  Helen Penn.  Open University Press, 2008.  2d ed.  Available online.
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