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From neurons to neighborhoods : the science of early child development

Author: Jack P Shonkoff; Deborah Phillips; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English
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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.
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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack P Shonkoff; Deborah Phillips; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development.
ISBN: 0309069882 9780309069885
OCLC Number: 1061153149
Notes: "Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine."
Description: xviii, 588 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 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
Responsibility: Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development ; Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, editors.

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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.

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