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A Guide to Reading Piaget


reviewed by Millie Almy 1969

coverTitle: A Guide to Reading Piaget
Author(s): Molly Brearley, Elizabeth Hitchfield
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This little volume could come to have more influence on American education than any other one of the recent spate of books dealing with Jean Piaget's theories of cognitive development. Originally published in England under the title, "A Teacher's Guide to Reading Piaget," the book consists of eight short chapters. Each begins with a very brief simplified statement about some aspect of cognitive development that has come under Piaget's scrutiny. The selections are from his early investigations of moral judgment and the origins of intelligence in babies as well as from his later work dealing with number, space, and the development of logical thinking. The major portion of each chapter describes one or more of Piaget's "experiments," interviews, or observations and presents protocols taken directly from the original work. Since Piaget's observations are always made in depth and reported in detail and with a clarity often lacking in his theoretical exposition, these... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 6, 1969, p. 565-566
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1906, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 4:34:55 AM

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