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Whole-Child Development, Learning, and Thriving
A Dynamic Systems Approach

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Part of Elements in Child Development

  • Publication planned for: May 2021
  • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2021
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108949569

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  • We discuss whole-child development, learning, and thriving through a dynamic systems theory lens that focuses on the United States and includes an analysis of historical challenges in the American public education system, including inequitable resources, opportunities, and outcomes. To transform US education systems, developmental and learning scientists, educators, policymakers, parents, and communities must apply the knowledge they have today to 1. challenge the assumptions and goals that drove the design of the current US education system, 2. articulate a revised, comprehensive definition of whole-child development, learning, and thriving that accepts rather than simplifies how human beings develop, 3. create a profound paradigm shift in how the purpose of education is described in the context of social, cultural, and political forces, including the impacts of race, privilege, and bias and 4. describe a new dynamic 'language' for measurement of both the academic competencies and the full set of 21st century skills.

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    • Publication planned for: May 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108949569
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2021
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Story We Will Tell
    2. Key Concepts: Dynamic Systems Theory, Developmental Science, and Learning Science
    3. A Developmental Approach to Measuring Whole-Child Development
    4. A New Conceptualization of Whole-Child Development, Learning, and Thriving
    5. A Blueprint for Setting Design: Promoting Whole-Child Development, Learning, and Thriving
    6. The Story We Have Told
    7. Towards the New Story that Must be Told.

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    Whole-Child Development, Learning, and Thriving

    Pamela Cantor, Richard M. Lerner, Karen J. Pittman, Paul A. Chase, Nora Gomperts

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    Pamela Cantor, Turnaround for Children

    Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, Massachusetts

    Karen J. Pittman, The Forum for Youth Investment

    Paul A. Chase, Tufts University, Massachusetts

    Nora Gomperts, Turnaround for Children

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