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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book: The Hurried Child, Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon

Written by David Elkind (1981)

pp. 3-4 “In his classic work Emile, Rousseau wrote, ‘Childhood has its own way of seeing, thinking, and feeling, and nothing is more foolish than to try to substitute ours for theirs.’”


p.9 “the pressure to grow up fast”

p.9 “The pressure to engage in organized, competitive sports at camp and at home is one of the most obvious pressures on contemporary children to grow up fast.”



In this video, Piaget says, “Our real problem is -- what is the goal of education? Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?”

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