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Chapter 42: Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Programs
Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Programs
I have seen the world of the child grow smaller and smaller… from a world in which children could learn as they grew in it, to a world so far beyond the grasp of children, that only the school can present it to them in terms which they can understand, can prepare them with knowledge of it so that they can take their places in it with confidence when the time comes.
—Caroline Pratt, I Learn From Children, pp. xv-xvi
With this brief reminiscence, Caroline Pratt (1867–1954) begins her life story. She was 81 at the time and was revered then as she is now as one of the preeminent figures in early childhood education. Pratt's ...