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ISBN-13 9781439023174ISBN-10 1439023174
ISBN-10 0495603252ISBN-13 9780495603252
Author(s): Berns
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 576

Now in full color, best-selling CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY: SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT, 8th Edition, offers an excellent introduction to socialization. Examining how the school, family, and community influence children’s socialization, the text is grounded in a powerful conceptual framework Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model of Human Development. Extremely student friendly, the text addresses complex issues in a clear, comprehensive format. Students enjoy reading the book and appreciate its narrative drive and use of meaningful, timely examples. Effective pedagogical features include overviews and objectives that lead to extended narrative, while closing summaries and activities underscore key points ensuring students gain a solid understanding of chapter concepts. The text’s sensitive presentation of diversity issues includes matters related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and special needs. In addition, the book’s companion website includes numerous study tools for students as well as time-saving instructor resources such as the eBank Instructor’s Manual with TestBank.

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