Lifespan Development is designed to help your students understand human growth and development across the lifespan. The text shows that all people go through similar stages of development. Young children learn to walk, talk, spell, jump, and tell jokes. Teens learn to become more independent. Adults take on more responsibilities for themselves and others. Throughout the lifespan, people continue to develop and change physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. The text also includes strategies that promote lifespan health and wellness.- Students will learn about the developmental theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, and beyond.- A unit is dedicated to career preparation and opportunities that address career paths in human services and in education and training.- Special features throughout the text cover cultural diversity, health, and safety. Case studies are also included in each chapter.
Sharleen L. Kato, EdD, of Seattle, Washington, loves teaching as well as learning. She is Professor and Director of Family and Consumer Sciences at Seattle Pacific University where she encourages students to become creative and successful. She has taught undergraduate students for over 20 years. She currently serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Department Director. She holds a Doctorate in Education, a Master's in Human Ecology, and an undergraduate degree in Home Economics. Dr. Kato has served on the Bellevue Christian Schools Education Committee and Board of Directors, the Health and Wellness Advisory Committee for Seattle Public Schools, and education committees and task forces for Washington State Public Schools.Dr. Kato is also the author of two other Goodheart-Willcox textbooks, Teaching and Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences.