Early Childhood in Focus on Developing Brains
'Developing Brains' is the latest edition of Early Childhood in Focus. It covers key findings on the development of children's brains and the effects of early experiencies. The Early Childhood in Focus series provides accessible and clear reviews of the best and most recent available research, offering clear messages on core policy topics and questions.
Developing Brains editors John Oates, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Mark H. Johnson
Early Childhood in Focus 7
The language of neuroscience is increasingly being used to support assertions about the effects of early experiences on children’s development. This volume in the Early Childhood in Focus series aims to present an overview of the most significant areas of research, starting in the first section with sufficient basic explanation of the brain and how it functions for the research to be understood by people with little or no previous knowledge of the field. The second section gives an overview of the developmental processes involved as the child’s brain grows and matures in constant interaction with the environment, from conception through to adulthood. The third section focuses on the powerful effects of early environments, both physical and social
Publication date: 04/2012
Also available in Spanish.
Supported by The Bernard Van leer Foundation http://bernardvanleer.org/
The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/