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ISF Child Development and Education: Recommended Readings

Child Development Readings

Adler, Peter, and Patricia Adler. 1998. Peer Power: Preadolescent Culture and Identity

Aries, Philippe. 1965. Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

Corsaro, William A. 2014. The Sociology of Childhood

Crosnoe, Robert. 2000. “Friendships in Childhood and Adolescence: The Life Course and New Directions.” Social Psychology Quarterly 63(4): 377-391. 

Cunningham, Hugh. 2014. Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500

Dornbusch, Sanford M. 1989. “The Sociology of Adolescence.” Annual Review of Sociology 15: 233-259. 

Eder, Donna. 1995. School Talk: Gender and Adolescent Culture

Elder, Jr, Glen H. 1998. “The Life Course as Developmental Theory.” Child Development 

Ginsburg, H., & Opper, S. 1979. Piaget's Theory of Intellectual Development

Gopnik, Alison. 2010. The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life

Goswami, Usha, ed. 2013. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Halfon, Neal and Miles Hochstein. 2002. “Life Course Health Development: An Integrated Framework for Developing Health, Policy, and Research.” The Milbank Quarterly 80(3): 433-479. 

Hemandez, Donald. 1997. “Child Development and the Social Demography of Childhood.” Child Development 68(l):149-169.

Heckman, James J. 2013. Giving Kids a Fair Chance. 

Heywood, Colin. 2004. A History of Childhood: Children and Childhood in the West from Medieval to Modern Times

James, Allison, and Alan Prout. 1995. “Hierarchy, Boundary and Agency: Toward a Theoretical Perspective on Childhood.” Sociological Studies of Children 7:77-99. 

Karmiloff-Smith, A. 1998. “Development Itself is the Key to Understanding Developmental Disorders.” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2(10):389-398.

Lareau, Annette. 2011. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Second Edition, With an Update a Decade Later

Loewenstein, J., & Gentner, D. 2005. “Relational Language and the Development of Relational Mapping.” Cognitive Psychology 50(4):315-353.

McCartney, Kathleen, and Deborah Phillips, eds. 2008. Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Mukerji, Chandra. 1997. “Monsters and Moppets: The History of Childhood and Techniques of Cultural Analysis.”  in From Sociology to Cultural Studies, edited by Elizabeth Long. 

Nisbett, Richard E. 2010. Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

Pollock, Linda A. 1983. Forgotten Children: Parent-Child Relations from 1500 to 1900

Shayer, M. 2003. “Not Just Piaget; Not Just Vygotsky, and Certainly not Vygotsky as Alternative to Piaget.” Learning and Instruction 13(5):465-485.

Siegler, Robert S., Judy S. DeLoache, and Nancy Eisenberg. 2010. How Children Develop

Smith, L. B. 1999. “Do Infants Possess Innate Knowledge Structures? The Con Side.” Developmental Science 2(2):133-144.

Smith, L. B., & Thelen, E. 2003. “Development as a Dynamic System.” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7(8):343-348.

Steinberg, Shirley R., ed. 2011. Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood

Waksler, Frances Chaput. 1996. The Little Trials Of Childhood: And Children’s Strategies For Dealing With Them

Zelizer, Viviana. 1985. Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children