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Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky (Redleaf Professional Library) [Kindle Edition]

Carol Garhart Mooney
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Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education.

Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.



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Cleverly conceived and written...It serves its purpose well as an initial foray into some of the leading figures in education theory. - Sandra Leaton Gray, Times Higher Education Textbook Guide, 7th November 2013

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Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.|Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 337 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1605541389
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press; Second Edition edition (22 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ATLNIKY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Play 9 Dec. 2014
By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Breaks down the theories of the major thinkers around childhood into easily digested concepts for those struggling to get to grips with educational psychology. Alfred Adler's work is also prescient when reading this and having a look at "Social Interest" will add value to understanding why early childhood and play is important in developing a psychologically healthy adult.

Those who were not allowed to play as children, later as Erikson details, become stuck within a life stage. Vygotsky looks at the role of language and proximal zones to encouraging children to move from being stuck to engaging with learning, seeing peer groups as important as a teacher. This chimes with the later work of Stack Sullivan and the adolescent chum. Montessori is the key to thinking about how schools become psychologically friendly instead of austere to young children and Dewey was the first to think about children as human beings. The Macmillan sisters were also key and the later work which took place in Italy is also crucial to a well rounded understanding of how human beings come forward.

Carol has written a book in an easily accessible style which operates as a benchmark for understanding these crucial concepts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's easy to read and follow 5 Sept. 2014
By Laura B
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I've just started a PGDE in Primary Education and this was a suggested read prior to the course, it's easy to read and follow. The book was in an excellent condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Theoretical views introduced simply 25 Dec. 2013
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This book is an extremely valuable addition to my research for related uni studies. Written in an academic style that is still understandable and easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good for acedemic studies.... 12 Dec. 2014
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Currently doing my FD and found this book to be amazing in regards to my current psychology module. Did take a while to arrive though, but worth the wait.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT 16 Mar. 2014
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This book is brilliant is you are doing the early years foundation degree, tells you all you need to know about learning theorists!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 28 Nov. 2013
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Able to find a book that covers theorists which link to our code of practice. Recommended for level 4 students
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