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Perspectives in primary education.

Author: Lamberto Borghi
Publisher: The Hague, Nijhoff, 1974.
Series: Educating man for the 21st century, v. 7; Plan Europe 2000, project 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Primary education in Europe, as in the United States and other conti- nents, is passing through a period of profound change, affecting some of the fundamental educational aims at  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Borghi, Lamberto, 1907-
Perspectives in primary education.
The Hague, Nijhoff, 1974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lamberto Borghi
ISBN: 9024716438 9789024716432
OCLC Number: 1092732
Description: viii, 250 pages 24 cm.
Contents: I Structural and Educational Developments in the Primary School.- 1. Aims of Education.- Why we define educational aims. The current debate on educational aims. The theory of "the cultivation of the intellect" and its social motivation. Definition of the aims of the progressive education movement. The relation between thinking and doing. Educational aims in recent theories of cognitive learning. The study of prejudice in its relation to education. The contribution of psychotherapy. Intergroup education. International education. Education for peace. Education and mass culture. Education for leisure. Education through art. Work in education. Language education. Conclusion.- 2. Innovations in the Structures of Primary Education.- Changes in organisation. The impact of educational democratisation on changing school structures. Compensatory education. The debate on compensatory education. The trend towards integration. Continuity between primary and secondary education. The Scuola-Quartiere (School and Neighbourhood) movement. A fresh approach to the educational needs of children from minority groups. Curriculum changes in the light of structural changes in the school. The education of teachers.- 3. Progress in Educational Psychology.- Educational psychology and the future of education. Flexibility and planning. Interpersonal relationship and social position. Educational psychology at a turning point. Learning and creativity. Educational psychology and clinical psychology. Laboratory structures. Technology and the future of education. Differential classes and differential treatment. Work as an introduction to technology and the management of social services. Conclusion.- 4. Personality, Family and Social Factors of Achievement.- one - Small sample: Findings.- A. Intellectual operations.- B. Linguistic mediations.- C. The interactions between children, family and school.- two - Large sample: Findings.- A. Intelligence and achievement tests.- B. Personality and socialization.- Drawings of the family and interviews with children and parents. Conclusion.- II The Curriculum in the Primary School.- 5. Mathematics.- The role of mathematics. Research and planning. The development of new mathematics curricula. Mathematics and creativity. Value of play. Discovery method. Open-ended problems and situations. Mathematics in the curriculum. The teacher's role. New directions in mathematics education.- 6. Social Studies.- The educational implications of the term "social studies". Current problems and prospects for social studies. Broadening the field of social studies. Subject approach versus coordinated approach. Criticism of the "expanding environment approach". The cognitive aspect of social studies. Social studies and social education.- 7. Artistic and Creative Activity.- Aesthetic activity as play. Creativity, a social necessity of tomorrow? The marginal role of art education. Loss of creativity in the ten to twelve age group. The precarious nature of primary education. Art and art education: influences and autonomy. The interaction between art and school. The tendancy to syn-aesthetic forms. Art education as a multilateral process. Creative technology. Artistic and scientific creativity. The role of emotivity. The formation of aesthetic taste. Contemplation and its relationship to reality. Artistic creativity and the teacher.- Biographical Notes.
Series Title: Educating man for the 21st century, v. 7; Plan Europe 2000, project 1.
Responsibility: With the cooperation of Ornella Andreani Dentici [and others].
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