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Early Education and Psychological Development


reviewed by Lillian Weber 1992

coverTitle: Early Education and Psychological Development
Author(s): Barbara Biber
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0300039190, Pages: , Year:
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I have become deeply engaged with this collection of Barbara Biber’s early papers. The book has evoked memories of my own development as a teacher and a professional, in which I had the enormous good fortune of taking Biber’s course describing children’s development through drawing and painting and what one could understand about children’s own meanings and intentions from the study of these. I also heard her, during the summer of 1945, at the Vassar Summer Institute where she lectured on play as it functions in the hypothesizing process of the child. The reprinting of Biber’s early essays is a gift. In their enormously reflective and considered argument, they call teachers to the act of reflection as an obligation of commitment to the profession. The main purpose of the book is to present a reprise of twenty years of position papers and practice on early childhood education of the 1970s and 1980s,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 4, 1992, p. 741-746
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 263, Date Accessed: 3/27/2017 8:36:38 PM

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