Early Education and Psychological Development

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Yale University Press, Mar 1, 1987 - Education - 333 pages
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Everyone who is concerned about the early years of development in children will find Dr. Biber's book, Early Education and Psychological Development intensely absorbing. It is a fascinating sharing of her experience as a major leader in early education over more than a half-century, at a time when implications of Dewey's thought, and that of Freud, Watson, Piaget were enriching and stimulating the thinking of educators and leaders in the field of child care. The intimate autobiographical context of her historical, psychological, and philosophical discussion plunges the reader into the very process of discovering new awarenesses of the complexity of child development. This is a unique book: it will be a classic, to give perspective to the present generation and those to follow.-Lois Barclay Murphy In this marvelous book, we have a record of the evolution of Barbara Biber's thinking on early childhood education and the personal, scientific, and intellectual forces which shaped her thought...It will be obvious to all who read this book why Biber has long been regarded as the premier worker in the field of early childhood education.-Edward Zigler, from the Foreword No other volume in the literature of early education brings together the reflections of an outstanding leader as they have developed over a period that is almost equivalent to the history of the field...A richly detailed and intimate picture of the construction of a knowledge base for the education of young children.-Millie Almy, American Journal of Education

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