Lifespan Development is the first textbook on this topic to be targeted to the high school student. In it, students learn about the different stages of development that people pass through as they age. From newborn to older adulthood, people continue to develop and change physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Features covering cultural diversity, health, and safety are included throughout the text. Core Skills activities reinforce writing, speaking, math, and career readiness skills.
The developmental theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsy, and Kohlberg are highlighted.
A unit is dedicated to career paths in education and training and human services.
Case studies are included in every chapter to help students relate classroom learning to the real world.
1. An Introduction to Lifespan Development 2. How and Why People Develop and Learn 3. Family Trends Today 4. Pregnancy and Birth
Stages of Human Growth and Development
5. Infancy: Newborn to Age 1 6. Toddlerhood: Ages 1 through 2 7. Early Childhood: Ages 3 through 5 8. Middle Childhood: Ages 6 through 10 9. Adolescence: Ages 11 through 19 10. Early Adulthood: Ages 20 through 39 11. Middle Adulthood: Ages 40 through 65 12. Older Adulthood: Ages 66 Plus
Strategies Promoting Lifetime Human Development
13. Child and Adult Care Resources for Families 14. Providing for Individual and Family Needs
Career Preparation and Opportunities
15. Preparing for Careers 16. Career Paths Education and Training 17. Career Paths in Human Services
Sharleen L. Kato, Ed.D. - loves teaching as well as learning. She is a professor at Seattle Pacific University where she encourages students to become creative and successful in their chosen career field. She believes that the mission of family and consumer sciences is the key to a myriad of meaningful and fulfilling careers. Dr. Kato has taught undergraduate students for over 25 years. She currently serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Director. Dr. Kato holds a doctorate in education, a master’s in human ecology, and an undergraduate degree in home economics. She travels extensively spending at least two weeks each year serving in an orphanage, teen home, and prenatal clinic in the Philippines.