Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence: Development from Ages 8 to 18 Libby Balter Blume and Mary Jo Zembar This new applied development text is the only text available that focuses on the critical age-span of middle childhood to adolescence. Ideal for child development courses that concentrate on middle childhood and adolescence, this text discusses major developmental research and theories as they relate to physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. The book contains numerous applications for those who will teach and work with children ages 8 through 18. An Emphasis on Children Ages 8 to 18 The only text available that focuses solely on children's development in middle childhood through adolescence. An Emphasis on Application Throughout the text, research and theory are translated into practical applications for working with children. The feature "Guideposts for Working with School-Age Children or Adolescents" provides concrete suggestions and guidance for working with children and adolescents. "Stop and Reflect" questions embedded in the text allow readers to integrate and apply the chapter content to their own lives. An Emphasis on Diverse Contexts Chapters 2-12 all end with a discussion of research in the diverse and cultural contexts of home, school, and community. An Integrated Discussion of Research and Theories In addition to providing an overview of research and theory in Chapter 1, this text offers an integrated discussion of theories in Chapters 2-12 in the "Theoretical Viewpoints" section. The features "Roadmaps to Understanding Theory and Research" and "Roadmaps to Successful Practice" offer key illustrations of particular theories and research and how they apply to practice.Libby Balter Blume is the author of 'Middle Childhood to Middle Adolescence: Development from Ages 8 to 18', published 2006 under ISBN 9780130494900 and ISBN 0130494909.