- Chapter openings include chapter summary statements and information about chapter structure to help students to focus on the key elements of each chapter.
- Case study examples help students link theory to practice.
- End of chapter exercises enable students to test their understanding of each chapter.
- New Improved references. Referencing style moved to standard APA referencing and includes end of chapter references and short annotated key reference list making it much easier for students to navigate references.
- More examples from upper primary and secondary to give pre-service teachers a wider range of examples.
- New Editor – Catherine McMahon adds her expertise in child development/psychology to the team.
- Content on child development and parent-child relationships expanded in a significantly revised Chapter 6 Family as the Primary Context of Children’s Development
- Expanded Chapter 13 – Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families: The Legacy of Strong State Intervention provides a broader discussion of issues for Australia’s Indigenous children and families