Isaacs, Susan Sutherland

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

Isaacs, Susan Sutherland

Susan Sutherland Isaacs, 1885–1948, British educator. After studying at the universities of Manchester and Cambridge, she became a lecturer in early childhood education. A disciple of Sigmund Freud and John Dewey, she ran an experimental progressive school, Malting House, in Cambridge from 1924 to 1927. The school emphasized direct instruction and had no established curriculum. She was one of the first critics of Jean Piaget's stages of child development. From 1933 to 1943, she taught at the Institute of Education, Univ. of London. Her writings include Intellectual Growth in Young Children (1930) and Social Development of Young Children (1933).

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