First published in 1956, The Education of Young Children is focused on presenting the psychological needs of children within education, following several talks given by the author at conferences for teachers of young children.
The book highlights the importance of meeting all aspects of a child’s needs. It demonstrates that physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs are all intrinsically connected and fundamental to education and development. It also puts forward the significance of Nursery Schools and the training given to Nursery School teachers, as well as the influence of Nursery Schools on Infant Schools.
The Education of Young Children will appeal to those with an interest in the history and psychology of education.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; 1: Young Children and thei Feelings; 2: Interest in Other Children; 3: Learning and Thinking; 4: Play and Mental Health; 5: Parents and their Children's Problems; 6: Preparation for Nursery School Teaching; 7: The Influence of the Nursery School upon the Infant School; 8: The Future of Nursery Schools; Books Recommended; Appendix: The Need for Nursery Schools (by Joan E. Cass)
D. E. M. Gardner