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Main Title From neurons to neighborhoods : the science of early child development /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shonkoff, Jack P.
Phillips, Deborah.
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 44811813
ISBN 0309069882; 9780309069885
Subjects Child development--United States. ; Preschool children--United States. ; Preschool children--Services for--United States. ; Nature and nurture--United States. ; Early childhood education--United States. ; Child, Preschool--education. ; Community Networks. ; Kinderen. ; Voorschools onderwijs. ; Psychosociale ontwikkeling. ; Erfelijkheid en omgeving. ; Enfants d'ãage pršcolaire--âEducation--âEtats-Unis. ; Child, Preschool--education--United States ; Community Networks--United States
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National Academies Press
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  HQ767.9.F76 2000 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2006
Collation xviii, 588 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine." Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Executive summary -- Setting the stage. Introduction -- Rethinking nature and nurture -- The challenge of studying culture -- Making causal connections -- The nature and tasks of early development. Acquiring self-regulation -- Communicating and learning -- Making friends and getting along with peers -- The developing brain -- The context for early development. Nurturing relationships -- Family resources -- Growing up in child care -- Neighborhood and community -- Promoting health development through intervention -- Knowledge into action. Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendixes. A. Related reports from the National Academies -- B. Defining and estimating causal effects -- C. Technologies for studying the developing human brain -- D. Biographical sketches. Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature versus nurture, the impact of being born into a working class family, the effect of politics on programmes for children, the costs and benefits of intervention.