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Human Development and Learning

reviewed by Frank Costin 1971

coverTitle: Human Development and Learning
Author(s): Hugh V. Perkins
Publisher: Wadsworth Thomson Learning, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 616, Year: 1969
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Designed primarily as an introductory text for courses in the psychological foundations of teacher education, Human Development and Learning, an ambitious undertaking, brings together a wide range of material from child development and behavior, adolescent psychology, educational psychology, and the psychology of learning. Furthermore, the author intends it to be useful for "parents, counselors and community workers." The twenty-one chapters are divided into five parts. Part One introduces the reader to the theme "teaching is a matter of relating to people." General principles are then presented which will be repeated in more specific contexts later-principles reflecting three major interacting aspects of human development: the physical organism, culture, and the "self." Following this material is a detailed description of the nature of scientific inquiry, with special applications to the study of teacher-student interaction. Numerous examples also show teachers how they can produce and use case studies to understand their students. The section ends with a survey of motivational concepts and principles and their historical background. Part Two is concerned with... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 3, 1971, p. 463-464
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1713, Date Accessed: 7/22/2018 10:29:28 AM

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