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A history of developmentally appropriate practice



Giants in the Nursery examines the evolution of developmentally appropriate practice in this biographical history of early childhood education. This book, from David Elkind, explores the theory's progression—from its beginnings in writings of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century philosophers, its experimental implementation by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century practitioners, and its scientific grounding in contemporary theory and research.

It includes biographical sketches and perspectives of eleven philosophical, pedagogical, and theoretical figures—the giants—in this evolution:
  • John Amos Comenius
  • John Locke
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Heinrich Pestalozzi
  • Frederick Froebel
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Maria Montessori
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Jean Piaget
  • Erik Erikson
  • Lev Semenovich Vygotsky


280 pages

About David Elkind, PhD

David Elkind, PhD, is professor emeritus of child development at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He was formerly professor of psychology, psychiatry, and education at the University of Rochester. Professor Elkind obtained his doctorate at UCLA and then spent a year as David Rapaport's research assistant at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. From 1964-65 he was a more..


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