Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky

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Redleaf Press, 2000 - Education - 103 pages
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"Find solutions and guidance in your classroom today by learning about the theoretical foundations of early childhood care. Theories of Childhood examines the work of five groundbreaking education theorists in relation to early childhood. Author Carol Garhart Mooney distills each theorist's work to reveal how it relates to child care and children. She shows how John Dewey examined the qualities that make curriculum meaningful; Maria Montessori, the need for carefully prepared classroom environments ; Erik Erikson, an approach to making children healthy and comfortable; Jean Piaget, our knowledge of children's thought processes; and Lev Vygotsky, the importance of teachers and peers in learning." -Back cover.

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Review: Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky

User Review  - Karen Barton - Goodreads

This is a really great overview of theory that is easy to read. It gives good examples, explaining things like the importance of purpose driven activities. Something that seems obvious, but is often ... Read full review

Review: Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky

User Review  - Desiree - Goodreads

This book really helped me understand the development of children better. I now know that time for exploration and observation is need for children to grow and for teachers to learn how to better interact with their students. Read full review

Contents

John Dewey
1
Maria Montessori
21
Erik Erikson
37
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Carol Garhart Mooney has worked as a preschool teacher and college instructor for over 30 years. She currently serves as the child care services manager at Belknap-Merrimack Head Start and an instructor in early childhood education at the College of Lifelong Learning. She is also the author of Theories of Childhood.

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