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The best-selling text in this area, Child, Family, School, Community deftly explores all the contexts in which children develop socially with sensitivity, professional insight, and current research. Berns text describes and analyzes how a child's reciprocal interactions with family, school, peer groups, media and community influences his or her developmental outcomes. Further, it takes a comprehensive look at the effects of family, child care, school, peer group, media, community, and societal factors (including culture, political ideology, economics, technology) on the socialization of the child. Truly ideal for undergraduate students and anyone who works with children, Child, Family, School, Community underscores the immeasurable value in preparing the child with the ability to adapt to a changing world.