Young Children Learning

Young Children Learning

by Barbara Tizard, Martin Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674965957

ISBN-13: 9780674965959

Pub. Date: 03/28/1985

Publisher: Harvard

The book describes a research study in which four-year-old girls were tape-recorded talking to their mothers at home and to their teachers at nursery school. The book challenges the widely held belief that parents need to learn from professionals how to educate and bring up their children; above all, it persuades us to value parenting more highly and to have respect

Overview

The book describes a research study in which four-year-old girls were tape-recorded talking to their mothers at home and to their teachers at nursery school. The book challenges the widely held belief that parents need to learn from professionals how to educate and bring up their children; above all, it persuades us to value parenting more highly and to have respect for the intellectual capabilities of young minds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674965959
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword – Judy Dunn vii

Preface xiii

1. Why we studied children learning 1

2. How we carried out this study 11

3. Learning at home: play, games, stories and ‘lessons’ 22

4. Learning at home: living and talking together 54

5. The puzzling mind of the four-year-old 80

6. Working-class verbal deprivation: myth or reality? 107

7. An afternoon with Donna and her mother 132

8. How the children fared at nursery school 148

9. The working-class girls, including Donna, at school 179

10. The gap between home and nursery school 197

11. Young children learning 209

Statistical appendix 227

Notes 236

Index of children 241

General index 242

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