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Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education (Hardcover)
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?This volume will be of particular value not only for the field of evolutionary psychology in general but also for the sub-disciplines of evolutionary educational psychology and evolutionary developmental psychology. It will achieve this objective by constituting the first collection of scholarly chapters devoted specifically to examining how adopting an evolutionary perspective on education and child development can advance both theory and practice in these domains. Although several single- or dual-authored books published more than seven years ago (described below) have treated various features associated with some of the topics to be covered in the proposed volume, none of those books focused exclusively on the pedagogical and schooling implications of adopting an evolutionary perspective on education and child development. Finally, it should be noted that the potential interest of this volume to an even broader audience of educational researchers is corroborated by the funding of a grant from the American Educational Research Association’s highly competitive Research Conferences Program for a meeting in Washington, D.C. in November of 2013 on which the proposed volume is based. This award was made to the Evolution Institute (President: David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D.), a nonprofit think tank whose mission is to use evolutionary science for solving real-world problems. Furthermore, that conference was organized by the co-editors of the proposed volume, who also serve on the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board Education Subcommittee.?
Series Title: Evolutionary Psychology
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: May 9, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-4673