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EAN-139780006352877   EAN-13 barcode 9780006352877
Product NameChildren's Minds
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0393951014
SKU9780393951011
Price New10.00 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.6 inches    (convert)
Height8.2 inches    (convert)
Length5.4 inches    (convert)
Weight8.48 ounces    (convert)
AuthorMargaret Donaldson
Page Count176
BindingPaperback
Published09/17/1979
Long Description

How and when does a child begin to make sense of the world? Why does a lively preschool child so often become a semiliterate and defeated school failure?

Developmental psychologist Margaret Donaldson shows that much of the intellectual framework on which we base our teaching is misleading. We both underestimate the astonishing rational powers of young children and ignore the major stumbling block that children face when starting school.

Given a setting and a language that makes sense to them in human terms, very young children can perform tasks often thought to be beyond them. The preschool child learns everything in a human situation. Only in school is he asked to acquire skills―reading, writing, arithmetic―isolated from a real-life context. This transition is difficult.

The author suggests a range of strategies that parents and schools can adopt to help children. She argues that reading is even more important than we have thought it to be, since learning to read ca actually speed children through the crucial transition.

This book is an essential source of guidance for parents and all who contribute to a child's education.

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