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Miseducation : preschoolers at risk / David Elkind.

By: Elkind, David, 1931-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1987Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 221 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0394552563; 9780394552569; 0394756347 (pbk.); 9780394756349 (pbk.); 9681655524; 9789681655525.Subject(s): Education, Preschool -- United States | Stress in children -- United States | Parent and child -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Miseducation.DDC classification: 372/.21 Summary: Provides evidence that young children and school-aged children learn in totally different ways and, on that basis, takes issue with the current trend toward early formed academic and physical instruction for children to age four.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index.

Provides evidence that young children and school-aged children learn in totally different ways and, on that basis, takes issue with the current trend toward early formed academic and physical instruction for children to age four.

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The author of The Hurried Child and All Grown Up and No Place To Go now turns his attention to the recent phenomenon of producing ``superkid'' preschoolers. Elkind protests the proliferation of all-day kindergarten programs, academic preschools, and programs and materials designed to teach young children how to read, compute, ski, etc. He contends that such early formal instruction ``miseducates'' children and often subjects them to stress and long-term personality damage. His arguments are compelling and well-substantiated. Written primarily for parents, the book will interest all concerned with the education of young children. While Elkind's message will be unpopular with many, his book should be in public libraries and education collections. Patricia Smith Butcher, Trenton State Coll. Lib., N.J. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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