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Miseducation: PRESCHOOLERS AT RISK by [Elkind, David]
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Elkind, author of The Hurried Child, is a child-study specialist (at Tufts University) of eminent common sense who is critical of fads and whom parents would do well to heed, especially those intent on pre-educating their preschoolers to prepare them for formal study with the same frenzy with which they groom themselves for career success. Development in toddlers, he cautions, can be seriously damaged by parents' well-meaning rush to give them a head-start on education or in sports. Preschoolers ought to be encouraged in their spontaneous learning rather than given formal instruction that teaches them "the wrong things at the wrong time," he stresses, citing several popular baby institutes of learning to emphasize his criticism. Elkind quotes experts such as Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson, reviews child-development studies and the controversy surrounding preschool educationand firmly advises parents not to miseducate their children, but allow them, even precocious ones, to excel at their own speed.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The author of The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place To Go now turns his attention to the recent phenomenon of producing "superkid" preschoolers. Elkind protests the proliferation of all-day kindergarten programs, academic preschools, and programs and materials designed to teach young children how to read, compute, ski, etc. He contends that such early formal instruction "miseducates" children and often subjects them to stress and long-term personality damage. His arguments are compelling and well-substantiated. Written primarily for parents, the book will interest all concerned with the education of young children. While Elkind's message will be unpopular with many, his book should be in public libraries and education collections. Patricia Smith Butcher, Trenton State Coll. Lib., N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 588 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (Dec 8 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4WK74
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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