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Early Childhood Development Theorists: Introduction
This educational training guide from the New South Wales (Australia) government Office of Child Care summarizes the contributions of the major child development theorists by developmental domain (Emotional, Cognitive, Physical, Language, and Social). Although some of the spellings ("behaviour" vs "behavior") are foreign to us, the content of the guide is concise yet thorough.
Provides a complete overview of Montessori pedagogy and practice. It considers the Montessori approach within the context of early childhood education and care, and examines it in the light of new insights from the fields of neuroscience and child development.
Johann Amos Comenius -- John Dewey -- Ella Victoria Dobbs -- Abigail Adams Eliot -- Friedrich Wilhelm Froebel -- Arnold Lucius Gesell -- William Nicholas Hailmann -- Granville Stanley Hall -- William Torrey Harris and Susan E. Blow -- Elizabeth Harrison -- Patty Smith Hill -- Amy M. Hostler -- Leland B. Jacobs -- William Heard Kilpatrick -- Lucy Craft Laney -- John Locke -- Emma Jacobina Christiana Marwedel -- Margaret McMillan and Rachel McMillan -- Lucy Sprague Mitchell -- Maria Montessori -- Robert Owen -- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody -- Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi -- Jean Piaget -- Caroline Pratt -- Alice Harvey Whiting Putnam -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- Alice Temple -- Mary Church Terrell and the National Association of Colored Women -- Edward Lee Thorndike -- Evangeline H. Ward -- Lillian Weber -- Lucy Wheelock -- Kate Douglas Wiggin.
Theorists presented include Sigmund Freud, Maria Montessori, Arnold Gesell, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Rudolf Dreikurs, Erik Erikson, Abraham Maslow, John Bowlby, B. F. Skinner, Benjamin Spock, Lawrence Kohlberg, T. Berry Brazelton, Diana Baumrind, and Howard Gardner.