Class 2

Theories of Childhood & Self Awareness

Influences on childhood development?

Overview of select theories of childhood, understanding childhood development theories and its applications

Locke, Rousseau, Darwin, Bowlby, Montessori, Piaget, Kohlberg, Skinner, Freud, Erikson, Vygotsky, Bronfenbrenner, Maslow


Crain, Theories of Development Concepts and Applications (2011) Ch 1, 2, 3 (pp 3-39 pp 47-70) Ch. 4 (pp 71-92) Ch. 6 (pp 118-179) Ch. 18 (pp 373-384)

Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective 5th Edition Ch. 3 pp 34-64

Jablon, July R. The Power of Observation, Teaching Strategies, Inc. Washington D.C. 2007. Chapter 5 pp 65-92 Chapter 7 pp 143-152 (Recommended)

Please consult your local library and/or Adelphi library resources to locate the above book. This reading is optional but highly recommended since I will be using it for this class and I feel that it is an important resource for your Voices of Children paper. 

Child Development Theorists: