A Piaget Primer: How a Child Thinks; Revised Edition

A Piaget Primer: How a Child Thinks; Revised Edition

by Dorothy G. Singer, Tracey A. Revenson
     
 

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Offers a fascinating and understandable account of childhood development for anyone—education and psychology students, day care center workers and nursery school teachers, and parents.  See more details below

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Offers a fascinating and understandable account of childhood development for anyone—education and psychology students, day care center workers and nursery school teachers, and parents.

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3 Stars from Doody
Geri R. Donenberg
The second edition offers an easy-to-understand summary of Piaget's theory. The authors use examples from comics, cartoons, and children's literature (e.g., Winnie-the-Pooh) to concretize terms and concepts and illustrate the relevance of Piaget's theory in children's everyday lives. Chapters focus on different aspects of Piaget's theory including: the development of language; morality; play; logic; intelligence; and concepts of space, time, and numbers. The authors' goal is to clarify Piaget's theory by making the concepts more "user friendly" and inspire readers to delve more deeply into Piaget's work. The revised edition is designed to reflect the more complex and technology-laden world in which children live today. The authors' objectives are worthy, and this primer accomplishes its goals. This book is written for beginning students in developmental psychology and education, but parents, teachers, and child-care workers will also find it useful. It is designed as an adjunct to primary source readings in Piaget or a major text in developmental psychology. The authors have published widely in child psychology and are experts in the area. Delightful cartoons, comic strips, and excerpts from children's literature are used very effectively to illustrate points made in the text. There is a glossary of key Piagetian terms for easy reference and a list of related readings. The references mainly cite Piaget's original work. A combined author and subject index is included. This easy-to-read primer provides a useful summary of Piaget's theory and concepts, making reading and understanding this complicated work engaging and enjoyable. Those interested in a deeper understanding ofPiaget will need to use other sources, as there is little critical evaluation of the theory. The book's main strengths are its clarity of presentation, use of illustrations, and appeal to a wide audience.
Booknews
Reprint of a 1996 revision (published by Plume) of a work first published in 1978. Two psychologists discuss the basics of Jean Piaget's ground breaking work on child development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452275652
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
VAR
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
599,426
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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