ERIC Number: ED180583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Children in Time and Space.
Yamamoto, Kaoru, Ed.
This collection of articles invites parents, teachers and other helping professionals to take a new look at the familiar human experiences of time and space. Chapters I, II and III provide systematic analyses of these fundamental phenomena. Chapter I focuses on cultural differences in the experience of time and space. Chapter II describes children's images of space and time as seen in their verbal expressions and art. Chapter III contrasts normal and pathological experiences of space and time. Chapter IV provides an informal discussion of children in time and space and is recommended as a starting point for readers who have not yet given much thought to the concepts. Chapters V, VI and VII are concerned with practical applications. Chapter V discloses a hidden curriculum of classroom rituals for controlling time, space and resources. Chapter VI shows the ways in which space and time in schools are defined and limited most often by authority figures. Chapter VII, in conclusion, explores conceptions of time, describes time as experienced by persons differing in age, and provides guides for enhancing children's understanding of time. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age Differences, Children, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Cultural Images, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Experience, Perception, Power Structure, School Space, Self Concept, Space, Space Utilization, Stress Variables, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Time
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (Paper, $7.95)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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