David Elkind





David Elkind


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March 11, 1931

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David Elkind is an American child psychologist and author. His groundbreaking books The Hurried Child and Miseducation informed early childhood education professionals of the possible dangers of "pushing down" the elementary curriculum into the very early years of a child's life. By doing so, he argued, teachers and parents alike could lapse into developmentally inappropriate instructional and learning practices that may distort the smooth development of learning. He is associated with the belief of decline of social markers.

He also wrote Ties that Stress: The New Family Imbalance (1994), All Grown Up and No Place To Go (1988), and Reinventing Childhood (1988). His most recent article titled, "Can We Play?", is featured in Greater Good maga
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The Hurried Child: Growing ...

3.79 avg rating — 675 ratings — published 1981 — 12 editions
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Power of Play: How Spontane...

3.82 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Miseducation: Preschoolers ...

3.99 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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All Grown Up and No Place t...

3.96 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Ties That Stress: The New F...

4.12 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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A Sympathetic Understanding...

3.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Parenting on the Go: Birth ...

2.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Child Development And Educa...

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1976
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Giants in the Nursery: A Bi...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Images of the Young Child: ...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1993
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“Shift from modern nuclear family to the postmodern permeable family.”
David Elkind

“In the United States, the negative legacy of humanism and the reliance on books, recitation, and role learning have been difficult to overcome.”
David Elkind, Giants in the Nursery: A Biographical History of Developmentally Appropriate Practice



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