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Informing Our Practice: Useful Research on Young Children's Development

Eva L. Essa & Melissa M. Burnham, eds.
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Best practice is based on knowledge—not on beliefs or guesses—about how children learn and develop. This volume contains 20 overviews of research on aspects of young children's social, emotional, cognitive, or physical development, as well as how the findings can be applied in the classroom. Originally "Research in Review" articles in NAEYC's journal Young Children, each has been freshly updated to reflect the current context and research base. Classroom teachers and teacher trainers will find valuable the overviews' plain discourse in making complex concepts more understandable.


"The knowledgeable contributors to this compilation have synthesized research about the essential elements of healthy overall growth, development, and learning and made it fully accessible to those who touch the lives of young children and families on a daily basis. In their thoughtful research overviews, the contributors keep relevance to classroom practice continually in mind, which makes this a perfect book for the college classroom."
— Mary Benson McMullen, consulting editor for Young Children's Research in Review articles