The Classrooms All Young Children NeedLessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

The Classrooms All Young Children NeedLessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

Patricia M. Cooper

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226115238

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

Teacher and author Vivian Paley is highly regarded by parents, educators, and other professionals for her original insights into such seemingly everyday issues as play, story, gender, and how young children think. This book takes a synoptic view of Paley's many books and articles, charting the evolution of Paley's thinking while revealing the seminal characteristics of her teaching philosophy. This analysis leads the text to identify a pedagogical model organized around two complementary principles: a curriculum that promotes play and imagination, and the idea of classrooms as fair places where young children of every color, ability, and disposition are welcome.