"Child Development" by Barrett et. al Book Review by Master Researcher

"Child Development" by Barrett et. al
A review of the book "Child Development" by Barrett, Kallio, McBride, Moore, and Wilson.
# 35198 | 900 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 23, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Literature (General)


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This paper discusses the book "Child Development" by Barrett, Kallio, McBride, Moore and Wilson in terms of its presentation of the child development and learning theories of Jean Piaget, Erik Erickson, Lawrence Kohlberg and Lev Vygotsky. The author of this paper posits that the book presents these theories in a unified and effective manner, enabling readers to comprehend not only the specifics of each approach but how each of them complement one another and contribute to a general demonstration and analysis of child development theory.

From the Paper:

"Jean Piaget's views on infant, toddler, and pre-school development were perhaps the most interesting to me. Piaget found that children don't think like grownups, and realized that behind their cute and seemingly illogical utterances were fully functioning thought processes that had their own unique kind of order and their own special logic.
"This Swiss psychologist's genius opened a new window into the inner workings of the mind. By the end of a wide-ranging and remarkably prolific research career that spanned nearly seven decades, Piaget had developed several new fields of science, such as developmental psychology, cognitive theory and what came to be called genetic epistemology. Although not an educational reformer, he championed a way of thinking about children that provided the foundation for today's education-reform movements, and is perhaps best known for his four stages of childhood development--sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational."

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