Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy: The Developmental-Interaction Approach / Edition 1

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Reviews the history and philosophy of a classic approach to teaching, while emphasizing its continuing relevance for contemporary schooling.
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Practicing teachers and researchers in education and psychology review the history of an approach to education that is rooted in developmental psychology and educational practice, and has been informing thinking about education since early in the 20th century. It is associated with but not restricted to Bank Street College of Education, which seems to be in the New York area. The 13 essays cover describing and expanding the framework; enduring goals and new understandings in social studies; and understanding children, self, and contexts while becoming a teacher. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791444689
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 829,258
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Nancy Nager and Edna K. Shapiro

Part I: Describing and Expanding the Framework

1. The Developmental-Interaction Approach to Education: Retrospect and Prospect

Edna K. Shapiro and Nancy Nager

2. Meanings of Play in the Developmental-Interaction Tradition

Margery B. Franklin

3. The Compatibility of Vygotsky's Theoretical Framework with the Developmental-Interaction Approach

Laura M. W. Martin

4. "Everyone from Everywhere Is in My Class Now": What Anthropology Can Offer Teachers

Linda Levine

Part II: Social Studies: Enduring Goals and New Understandings

An Introduction to Lucy Sprague Mitchell's "Social Studies for Future Teachers"

Salvatore Vascellaro

5. Social Studies for Future Teachers

Lucy Sprague Mitchell

6. Visualizing Experience

Edith Gwathmey and Ann-Marie Mott

7. Bringing Storytelling and Folk Narrative into Classroom Life

Nina Jaffe

8. Developmental Reality: Helping Teachers Deal with Violence in Children's Lives

Carol Lippman

Part III: Becoming a Teacher: Understanding Children, Self, and Contexts

9. Learning to Look Closely at Children: A Necessary Tool for Teachers

Eva G. Haberman

10. Furthering a Progressive Agenda: Advisement and the Development of Educators

Frank Pignatelli

11. The Portfolio Process: Teachers and Teacher Educators Learning Together

Helen Freidus

12. Real Children and Imagined Homelands: Preparing to Teach in Today's World

Jonathan Silin

13. Families and Schools: New Lenses, New Landscapes

Eileen Wasow

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