ERIC Number: ED367468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Images of the Young Child: Collected Essays on Development and Education.
This collection of essays reflects the notion that perceptions of children and childhood shape approaches to education and child rearing. The essays include: (1) "The Child Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," on how children have been regarded throughout recorded history; (2) "Piaget and Montessori in the Classroom," examining the different ways these renowned figures in early childhood education viewed the development and education of young children; (3) "Work Is Hardly Child's Play," on children's play and how it has been conceptualized by different investigators; (4) "Development in Early Childhood," summarizing contemporary scientific knowledge about child growth and development; (5) "Humanizing the Curriculum," on educational reform; (6) "We Can Teach Reading Better," about better understanding of the process of reading; (7) "Resistance to Developmentally Appropriate Practice: A Case Study in Educational Inertia," on the relationship between educational change and educational philosophy; (8) "The Hurried Child: Is Our Impatient Society Depriving Kids of Their Right To Be Children?" about early academic pressure on children; (9) "Overwhelmed at an Early Age," a further discussion of the effects of hurrying children academically; and (10) "Questions Parents Ask," providing answers to frequently asked questions. Eight of the essays include references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Essays, Play, Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (NAEYC No. 343).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Erikson (Erik); Historical Background; Hurried Childhood; Montessori (Maria); Piaget (Jean)