Their World, Our World: Reflections on Childhood

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Praeger, Jan 1, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 188 pages
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Yamamoto presents a perspective on the world of children as seen and felt from the inside, based on his own research and that of others. He shows contrasts with typical adult views and draws implications for parenting, childcare, and education. The discussion includes what upsets and disturbs children, how they may handle stressful experiences, what is needed to lay a secure foundation for a healthy development, how children look at themselves, and what characterizes children's worlds. This work offers abundant information on the development of children and encourages parents, other caregivers, and teachers to reach a better understanding of the unique world of children, to feel more secure in their respective roles, and to use their best learned judgment in relating to individual children. Yamamoto emphasizes the need to appreciate the inside-out outlook of children. This perspective is unique, along with his interpretation and integration of seemingly diverse information. Throughout the work, he presents arguments for thoughtful child care and meaningful education, and is supportive of parental initiative and discretion.

A perspective on the world of children as seen and felt from the inside.

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About the author (1993)

KAORU YAMAMOTO is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Graduate School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver. He is a former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and the immediate past editor of The Educational Forum. His publications have included The Child and His Image (1972), Children in Time and Space (1979), Death in the Life of Children (1978), Teaching (1969), Individuality (1975), The College Student and His Culture (1968), and with Carol-Lynne Moore, Beyond Words (1988).

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