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Marriages and Families in the 21st Century - Vantage Learning Platform

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century - Vantage Learning Platform
A Bioecological Approach

Third Edition

January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Marriages and Families in the 21st Century - Vantage Learning Platform, Third Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century: A Bioecological Approach, Third Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. 

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Chapter 1: The Changing American Family
Chapter 2: How We Study the Family: Theories and Research Methods
Chapter 3: Sex and Gender
Chapter 4: Sexualities
Chapter 5: Dating and Mate Selection
Chapter 6: Love
Chapter 7: Marriages and Committed Partnerships
Chapter 8: Living Single
Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
Chapter 10: The Economy of Working Families: Balancing Mental, Physical, and Financial Health in the 21st Century
Chapter 11: Families in Crisis: Violence, Abuse, and Neglect
Chapter 12: Divorce and Remarriage
Chapter 13: Growing Older in Families
Chapter 14: The Evolution of Families in the 21st Century
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Instructor, Salisbury University

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Instructor, Penn State Scranton

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Alyssa Salazar
Student, University of North Texas

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Instructor, Merced College

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Instructor, Ohio University

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Instructor, University of Scranton

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Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Instructor, Boise State University
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Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video, reading, and self-assessment activities—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE.
  • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.
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  • Live and Self-Service Training. Synchronous training sessions are available to every Vantage adopter and complement our full suite of self-service “how-to” tools. Guided walk-throughs of basic and advanced Vantage features and live Q & A discussions empower you to personalize your course design and determine how Vantage can best support your teaching goals.

New to this Edition:
  • How Would You Measure That features and many of the Self Assessments from the text are now assignable as self-scoring activities in Vantage.
  • Up-to-date coverage includes violence against women in developing countries, the impact of migration trauma on children, shifting attitudes about same-sex relationships, and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
  • Many new references from 2017 through 2022 span multiple disciplines and offer updates to each chapter.
  • COVID-19 research examines the pandemic’s impact on families and societies.
Key Features:
  • The “Bioecological Approach” explores the full complexity of family relationships “out from neurons and in from culture,” drawing on and integrating research from many contexts: social/cultural, psychological, biological, historical.
  • Includes insights from neuroscience, medicine, and biopsychology that explain how family relationships are shaped by biological functioning.
  • Focus on My Family boxes profile real families through personal essays about their diverse experiences.
  • How Would You Measure That? sections enhance students' critical thinking skills and their ability to analyze research designs and conclusions.
  • Building Your Strengths exercises help students analyze their own families' strengths and include psychometrically sound self-assessments.
  • Balanced coverage integrates contemporary real-world examples with important theory and research.

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