chap. 1 summary - Kathryn Putney Chapter 1 Why study child...

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Kathryn Putney Chapter 1 Why study child and adolescent behavior? This section discusses the different techniques teachers use to develop and understanding of the developmental behaviors of children. One belief is the ‘teacher as teller “method. This means that teachers teach based on their own experiences and the way they were taught. Other studies suggest that teachers’ beliefs about their students are influenced by social beliefs. For example, children are often portrayed by the media as troubled and rebellious due to hormonal changes. This often affects the way teachers teach and act towards adolescents. One important reason for studying child development is the critical role schools play in their lives. School plays one of the most important roles in the development of children along with family and peer groups. Current status of children and adolescents This section explains the increases in populations in schools and projects the future increases in the enrollment in public schools. One of the most important demographic trends in the last 25
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