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Title: Education and Children's Ways of Knowing
Author(s): Spodek, Bernard
Subject(s): Children’s libraries
Abstract: I will begin with a disclaimer: I am not a librarian. I cannot provide authoritative information about library services to children, of either a descriptive or prescriptive nature. I am not a child development specialist. I cannot provide authoritative information about the nature of childhood. I cannot nor will I attempt to present the characteristics of the various stages that children achieve at particular age levels, which enable developmental planning of appropriate services for young children. My field is education; I am an early childhood educator. I am interested in the nature of schools for young children the purposes that these schools serve, the activities that take place in these schools (often in the name of achieving these purposes), and in the personnel that staff these schools: teachers and others. I am concerned with the interactions that take place among the individuals who are related to these schools children, teachers and parents and with what is transmitted and created as a result of those interactions.
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In S.K. Richardson (ed). 1977. Children’s services of public libraries: Papers presented at the 23rd Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 9-21.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (23rd : 1977)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1662
ISBN: 0-87845-049-1
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1977.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23
 

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