Child and Adolescent Development Theories Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Child and Adolescent Development Theories
Compares succinctly three child and adolescent development theories associated with Urie Bronfenbrenner, Lawrence Kohlberg and Jean Piaget.
# 110841 | 1,895 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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Description:

This paper reviews three child and adolescent development theories: Urie Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, Lawrence Kohlberg's three stages of moral development theory and Jean Piaget's cognitive developmental stage theory. The author points out the interaction of cognitive, physical and emotional development on the overall development of the child. The paper concludes that, for children to reach their full potential in terms of development, the child or adolescent must be assisted in his or her individual development in each aspects of human growth, which are gaining cognition in terms of their thinking processes and developing physically and emotionally at a normal rate.

Table of Contents:
Objective
Introduction
Cognitive-Developmental Stage Theory (Piaget)
Ecological Systems Theory (Bronfenbrenner)
Three Stages of Moral Development (Kohlberg)
Three Key Concepts of Each Theory
Cognitive Developmental Stage Theory
Ecological Systems Developmental Theory
Three Stages of Moral Developmental Theory
Three Points of Similarity and Three Points of Difference
Two Points from Each Theory of Impact on Development
Summary and Discussion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jean Piaget and Child Development (2008) Child & Adolescent Development. Mercy Behavioral Health. Online available at: http://www.mercybh.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=7929&cn=28
  • Urie Bronfenbrenner and Child Development (2008) Child & Adolescent Development. Mercy Behavioral Health. Online available at: http://www.mercybh.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=7930&cn=28
  • Lawrence Kohlberg and Child Development (2008) Child & Adolescent Development. Mercy Behavioral Health. Online available at: http://www.mercybh.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=7928&cn=28
  • Mangrulkar, Leena; Whitman, Cheryl Vince; and Posner, Marc (2001) Life Skills Approach to Child and Adolescent Health Human Development. Health and Human Development programs, Education Development Center, Inc. EDC Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) W.K. Kellogg Foundation September 2001. Online available at: http://www.paho.org/English/HPP/HPF/ADOL/Lifeskills.pdf

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