Experimenting with the World: John Dewey and the Early Childhood Classroom

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Teachers College Press, 1995 - Education - 125 pages
Harriet K. Cuffaro offers a detailed account of how the educational philosophy of John Dewey may be translated into the everyday life of the classroom. Particular attention is given to "learning from experience" -- a fundamental concept in early education -- and the complexities involved in experiential learning.

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Contents

A Teachers Perspective
1
The Social Individual
30
Children and the Curriculum
45
Variety and Continuity
55
Experiencing Self and World
68
The Drama of Island Life
85
Challenge and Commitment
98
Bibliography
113
About the Author 123
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