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Revival: Children in the Nursery School (1928)

1st Edition

By Harriet M Johnson


386 pages

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A clear and practical presentation of the workings of an experimental nursery school. The author offers no hasty generalizations; she sets down the record of her eight years' experience, and indicates the conclusions which may be drawn from the study of children's activities during the most significant period of physical, mental and social development--from fourteen to thirty-six months. She exlains how the nursery goes about its attempt to scale civilization down to the child level in its behavior demands and to open up wider opportunities for active exploration that an adult world can afford.

In discussing the environment offered by the nursery school, she considers the child's activities and materials, his relation to other children and to adults, and his introduction to language and rhythm.

Table of Contents



Part I Why We Do What We Do

Chapter 1 Planning For Growth

Chapter 2 Habits and Conventions

Chapter 3 The Schedule and the Rules: How they are amde

Part II Our Planning of the Environment

Chapter 1 The Physical Environment--Activities and Materials

Chapter 2 The Social Environment--Other Children and Adults

Chapter 3 Language and Rhythm

a Our Observation of Language Forms

b Our Procedure

Part III Records

Chapter 1 How we keep Records of the Children's Growth

2 Records of Children's Use of the Environment

a Activities and Materials Slide, Hammer, Building Materials, Color, Crayons and Paper

b Other Children and Adults

c Language and Music

Part IV Conclusion

Part V Index

About the Author

Harriet M. Johnson is the director of The Nursery School, an experimental school for children of fourteen to thirty-six months which is associated with the Bureau of Educational Experiments.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten