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Beatty, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
In 1927, nursery school educator Lucy Sprague Mitchell heralded Jean Piaget's psychology as of "outstanding interest" and wrote in "Progressive Education" that it should be of "immense service" to psychologists, teachers, and parents. In 1929, psychologist Lois Meek praised Piaget's research in the National Society for the Study of Education's…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Psychologists, Psychology, Piagetian Theory
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Schlossman, Steven – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Highlights the role of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Foundation in promoting child development research and parent education in America during the 1920s. The author discusses the ways that the movement's stress on scientific objectivity help to increase its acceptance by both parents and educators. (AM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Modern History
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Trethewey, Lynne – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Addresses "the retardation problem," over-aged students retained in a grade because of failure to make "normal" annual progress. Concentrates on how influences in the 1940s in South Australia refocused attentions on over-aged students changing the substance of educational debate regarding their classroom presence and the…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Age, Age Grade Placement, Child Development
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Wrigley, Julia – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Looks at changes in attitudes toward the intellectual development of infants and young children in the United States during the 20th century. Conducts a content analysis of samples of articles from the popular literature of the period. (KO)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Content Analysis, Educational Attainment