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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2015 by David Elkind All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2015 Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover art by Hakki Arsian/ThinkStock Interior design by Dorie McClelland, Spring Book Design Typeset in Adobe Minion Pro Photo on page 176 © Ted Streshinsky/Corbis Photo on page 194 © Heritage Images/Corbis Printed in the United States of America 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Elkind, David, 1931- Giants in the nursery : a biographical history of developmentally appropriate practice / David Elkind. pages cm Summary: “Examine the evolution of developmentally appropriate practice with this biographical history of early childhood education. This book explores the theory’s progression--from its beginnings in writings of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century philoso- phers, its experimental implementation by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century practitioners, and its scientific grounding in contemporary theory and research”— Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60554-370-3 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-60554-371-0 (ebook) 1. Early childhood education 2. Early childhood educators. 3. Child development. I. Title. LB1139.23.E56 2015 372.21--dc23 2014030734 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL