Vivian Gussin Paley


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in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
January 25, 1929

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Vivian Gussin Paley is an American pre-school and kindergarten teacher, early childhood education researcher, and author.

She taught and did most of her research at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Despite her status in the field today, she has described the first thirteen years of her teaching career as being an "uninspired and uninspiring teacher."

Average rating: 3.97 · 2,711 ratings · 287 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
You Can't Say You Can't Play

3.90 avg rating — 570 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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White Teacher

3.82 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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The Girl with the Brown Crayon

4.03 avg rating — 439 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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A Child's Work: The Importa...

4.10 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Boy Who Would Be a Heli...

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4.07 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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Wally's Stories

4.13 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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The Kindness of Children

4.04 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Boys and Girls: Superheroes...

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4.09 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Mollie Is Three: Growing Up...

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Bad Guys Don't Have Birthda...

3.96 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1900 — 3 editions
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“Pretend" often confuses the adult, but it is the child's real and serious world, the stage upon which any identity is possible and secret thoughts can be safely revealed.”
Vivian Gussin Paley, The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter

“Each child wants to know immediately if he is a worthy person in your eyes. You cannot pretend, because the child knows all the things about himself that worry him. If you act like you like him, but ignore the things he is anxious about, it doesn't count. The child is glad you are nice to him, but deep down he figures if you really knew what he was like, you'd hate him. So your liking him without knowing him just makes him feel guilty.”
Vivian Gussin Paley, White Teacher

“Children are deeply curious about odd behaviors and seldom offended or worried by them. What a remarkable gift to bestow on another person, it occurs to me, and so difficult for adults to accomplish.”
Vivian Gussin Paley, The Kindness of Children

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