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Education and the Brain: The Seventy-seventh Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education


reviewed by Ursula Kirk - 1980

coverTitle: Education and the Brain: The Seventy-seventh Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education
Author(s): Jeanne S. Chall, Allan F. Mirsky
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The relevance of research within the neurosciences for educational theory and practice is of particular interest to educators today. Education and the Brain, edited by Jeanne S. Chall and Allan F. Mirsky, reflects and focuses this concern. Each of the eleven chapters that compose this volume provides a scholarly and critical analysis of an aspect of brain function that has implications for education. Part I consists of Timothy J. Tyler's chapter, "The Brain Sciences: An Introduction." In clear and eminently readable language, Tyler presents an overview of the structure and function of the brain: its neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry. Basic principles of brain function are clarified, the vocabulary of the neurosciences defined, and the technological tools used in research described. Diagrammatic pictures integrate and clarify a wealth of highly technical information. The focus of Part II is on basic brain processes. Three chapters emphasize the neural bases of behavior: "Attention, A Neuropyschological... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 1, 1980, p. 150-152
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1004, Date Accessed: 12/14/2019 10:49:29 AM

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  • Ursula Kirk
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    Ursula Kirk is adjunct professor in the department of psychology and education, Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the program in Neurosciences and Education.
 
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