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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Education Explore the extraordinary history that has shaped Developmentally Appropriate Practice In Giants in the Nursery, Professor Elkind uses his expertise in early childhood education to bring the history of DAP to life. Beneath the supposed fits and starts that have been portrayed in other histories of DAP, Dr. Elkind shows that there is a thread of historical and conceptual continuity and unity. The book traces the evolution of developmentally appropriate practice from its early philosophical beginnings, through its later practical implementation, to its contemporary underpinnings in scientific theory and research. It does so by providing biographical sketches and work summaries of the philosophers, practitioners, and researchers/theorists whose work marked major turning points in this progression. In so doing, the book also gives powerful arguments for adopting DAP as the approach of choice in the support of young children’s learning, growth, and development. The Giants were ahead of their time in early childhood education, and, taken together, their perspectives give us a fuller and richer appreciation of the child. David Elkind, PhD, is currently Professor Emeritus of Child Development at Tufts University. He is a consultant to many organizations and lectures both at home and abroad. As an expert in ECE, he has appeared on shows including The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Professor Elkind has over 500 publications, including articles for a variety of magazines and a number of popular books, such as The Hurried Child and The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally. “Professor Elkind has devoted his panoramic erudition and wisdom to distilling the essence of ‘developmentally appropriate practice’ bequeathed to us by eleven of history’s Giants of early child development. An indispensable contribution that should be compulsory reading for all practitioners, students, campaigners, and policy makers across the Western world.” —Dr. Richard House, Chartered Psychologist, retired university lecturer in early childhood, founder of Early Childhood Action, and editor of Too Much, Too Soon? ISBN 978-1-60554-370-3 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $29.95