A Piaget Primer: How a Child Thinks / Edition 1

A Piaget Primer: How a Child Thinks / Edition 1

by Dorothy G. Singer
     
 

Jean Piaget is arguably the most important figure of our century in the field of child psychology. In more than six decades of studying and working with children, he brilliantly and insightfully charted the stages of a child's intellectual maturation from the first years to adulthood and in so doing pioneered a new mode of understanding the changing ways in which a… See more details below

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Jean Piaget is arguably the most important figure of our century in the field of child psychology. In more than six decades of studying and working with children, he brilliantly and insightfully charted the stages of a child's intellectual maturation from the first years to adulthood and in so doing pioneered a new mode of understanding the changing ways in which a child comes to grasp the world. The purpose of A Piaget Primer is to make Piaget's vital work readily accessible to teachers, therapists, students, and of course, parents. Two noted American psychologists distill Piaget's complex findings into wonderfully clear formulations without sacrificing either subtlety or significance. To accomplish this they employ not only lucid language but such fascinating illuminations of a child's world and vision as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh as well as such recent media manifestations as Barney and Sesame Street. This completely revised edition of this classic work is as enjoyable as it is invaluable - an essential guide to comprehending and communicating with children better than we ever have before.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823641369
Publisher:
International Universities Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1978
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Revised Edition
1Jean Piaget and His Theory1
2The Stages of a Child's Development12
3How Intelligence Develops27
4Playing and Imitating41
5How Language Develops57
6Discovering Space, Time, and Numbers73
7Learning About Right and Wrong96
8Beyond Piaget: Using His Theory for Teaching, Learning, and Parenting108
Glossary127
References131
Index140

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