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The Classrooms All Young Children Need: Lessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley

Patricia M. Cooper


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 wher ... More

Keywords: Vivian Paley, classroom teacher, play, story, gender, teaching philosophy, childhood education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226115238
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226115252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia M. Cooper, author