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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2009
Certainly not as many who have heard the names of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky, have heard of Sabina Spielrein. While Spielrein had numerous face-to-face encounters, some personal and some professional, with all four men, and the accounting of her life and the interactions she had with them has been the content of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Piagetian Theory, Biographies, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rycik, Mary Taylor – Childhood Education, 2006
Four years after the 9/11 attack on the United States, the country continues to be in considerable turmoil. Children have lived through the devastation of the September 11th attacks, the panic over the anthrax mailings, the hunt for terrorists in Afghanistan, elevated homeland security threat levels, the war in Iraq, the tsunami disaster, and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Bibliotherapy, Terrorism
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 2000
Reflects upon the role of Dell C. Kjer, a leader in teacher education and president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) from 1965-1967. Describes his early years in Wisconsin, military duties and student life at George Peabody, his contributions to teacher education, and his contributions to ACEI and other professional…
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Organizations (Groups), Teacher Education
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DuCharme, Catherine C. – Childhood Education, 2000
Examines early influences of educator Lucy Wheelock's life, her contributions to the kindergarten movement, and her legacy to early childhood educators today. Discusses her early education, preparation as a kindergarten teacher, and her efforts to spread the "gospel of Froebel." Maintains that Wheelock's legacy is her belief in the…
Descriptors: Biographies, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Smith, Mary K. – Childhood Education, 2000
Recounts the life and accomplishments of educator and writer Lucy Sprague Mitchell, suggesting that her life can bring inspiration and renewed vigor to today's early childhood educators. Considers the social conditions of Mitchell's era, her formative years, formal education and career decisions, participation in the Progressive Movement and…
Descriptors: Biographies, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Preschool Teachers
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Dickerson, Mildred – Childhood Education, 1992
Profiles the life and career of James L. Hymes, Jr., the child development and parent education specialist, teacher and parent educator, and child and parent advocate. Emphasizes Hymes' publications and television work. (LB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Change Agents, Child Advocacy, Child Development Specialists