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ERIC Number: EJ555414
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Death of Child Nature: Education in the Postmodern World.
Elkind, David
Phi Delta Kappan, v79 n3 p241-45 Nov 1997
Reviews modern and postmodern conceptions of the child and associated educational practices. The modern conception conflated the universal biological child with the individual psychological child. Although this dual conceptualization of child nature was probably necessary to the establishment of free public education, it often hinders effective contemporary schooling practice, concerned with serving the different, particular, and irregular child. (18 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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