Pioneers of Early Childhood Education: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide

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Lillian Weber (1917-1994)
Knowledge of the realities of life in urban classrooms led Weber to work with New York City teachers. Her goal was to help teachers organize learning so that the. classroom became more responsive to the ways in which young children learn. Weber made many contributions to early childhood education. She helped to organize the Open Corridor Program at New York City College, as well as helped establish the City College Advisory Service to train selected teachers to assist others in reorganizing their classrooms, and the Workshop Center for Open Education at City College. She was a founding member of the North Dakota Study Group, a National Organization for research on change in schools, a member of the boards of the National Consortium on Testing and Prospect Archives and Center for Education and Research, and the first woman invited to deliver the annual John Dewey Lecture in Chicago. She led a government educational study mission to China in 1977. Weber also led seminars in Australia, Israel, Norway, Germany, Kenya, and Tanzania. She was the winner of the 1986 City College Gold Medal as City Woman of the Year.The Workshop Center continues to provide urban teachers with support, training, and inspiration to educate young children. Weber's dream of matching the classroom to the needs of the students to provide the best educational experience possible is still alive.
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482. The English Infant School and Informal Education. New Jersey: PrenticeHall, 1971. Discusses the theory and practice observed in British primary schools during an eighteen-month study tour. Presents a history of the infant school and material on the work of Susan and Nathan Isaacs, Basil Bernstein, and Jerome Bruner. A classic.
483. "Some Lasting Impressions of English Practice." In The Open Classroom Reader. ed. Charles E. Silberman. New York: Random House, 1973, pp. 22-26. Describes the activities and the skills that children develop in an open classroom setting as well as the physical and educational environment of an English infant school.
484. "The Rational of Informal Education." In The Open Classroom Reader, ed. Charles E. Silberman. New York: Random House, 1973, pp. 148-166. Discusses the history of open education describing the influence of Jean Piaget, and Susan and Nathan Isaacs.
485. "Planning for the Free Day." In The Open Classroom Reader, ed. Charles E. Silberman . New York: Random House, 1973, pp. 352-361. Describes the.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • References x
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Bibliography xvi
  • Johann Amos Comenius (1592-1670) 1
  • John Dewey (1859-1952) 3
  • Ella Victoria Dobbs (1866-1952) 17
  • Abigail Adams Eliot (1892-1992) 21
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Froebel (1782-1852) 25
  • Arnold Lucius Gesell (1880-1961) 29
  • William Nicholas Hailmann (1836-1920) 33
  • Granville Stanley Hall (1844-1924) 41
  • William Torrey Harris (1835-1908) and Susan E. Blow (1843-1916) 47
  • Elizabeth Harrison (1849-1927) 55
  • Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) 59
  • Amy M. Hostler (1898-1987) 63
  • Leland B. Jacobs (1907-1992) 65
  • William Heard Kilpatrick (1871-1965) 67
  • Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933) 71
  • John Locke (1632-1704) 73
  • Emma Jacobina Christiana Marwedel (1818-1893) 75
  • Margaret Mcmillan (1860-1931) and Rachel Mcmillan (1859-1917) 77
  • Lucy Sprague Mitchell (1878-1967) 79
  • Maria Montessori (1870-1952) 83
  • Robert Owen (1771-1858) 85
  • Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804-1894) 87
  • Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827) 91
  • Jean Piaget (1896-1980) 93
  • Caroline Pratt (1867-1954) 99
  • Alice Harvey Whiting Putnam (1841-1919) 101
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) 105
  • Alice Temple (1871-1946) 107
  • Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) and the National Association of Colored Women 111
  • Edward Lee Thorndike (1874-1949) 117
  • Evangeline H. Ward (1920-1985) 121
  • Lillian Weber (1917-1994) 125
  • Lucy Wheelock (1857-1946) 129
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) 133
  • Appendix - A Chronological List 135
  • Bibliography 137
  • Index 139
  • About the Author *
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