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ERIC Number: EJ1145987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Children Are Human Beings
Bossard, James H. S.
Childhood Education, v93 n3 p242-245 2017
The basic assumption underlying this article is that the really significant changes in human history are those that occur, not in the mechanical gadgets which men use nor in the institutionalized arrangements by which they live, but in their attitudes and in the values which they accept. The revolutions of the past that have had the greatest meaning are those that have taken place in the minds of men. To apply this theory to children means that the great changes in their status have been wrought because of changes in the ways in which their elders, particularly parents and educators, have conceived of children--their nature, their role, and their purpose in the cosmic scheme of things. In keeping with this theory, three conceptions of children will be presented briefly in this article. The first of these is of historic interest, chiefly, but even now not wholly so; the second is the essence of our contemporary emphasis; the third is presented as a reminder of reality and as the challenge of a simple truth. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v21 n1 1944 in celebration of "Childhood Education's" 125 year anniversary.]
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Language: English
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