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Elkind, David 1931-

Works: 267 works in 1,015 publications in 17 languages and 32,258 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Short films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Handbooks and manuals  Biographical films  Science films  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Host, Author of screenplay, Teacher , Other, Author of introduction, osp, Translator
Classifications: BF721, 305.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Elkind
The hurried child : growing up too fast too soon by David Elkind( Book )

104 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 5,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the pressures--from peers, parents, school, and society--imposed on today's children and offers advice on how to cope with the problems brought on by the excessive emphasis on competition and achievement
Children and adolescents : interpretive essays on Jean Piaget by David Elkind( Book )

56 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Finnish and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine essays examine the theories, thought, work, and discoveries of the Swiss psychologist
Ties that stress : the new family imbalance by David Elkind( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What has happened to the American family in the last few decades? And what are these changes doing to our children? A renowned child psychologist and author of several influential works on child development, David Elkind has devoted his career to these urgent questions. This eloquent book - the culmination of his inquiry - puts together all the pieces, puzzling facts, and conflicting accounts, and shows us as never before what the American family has become. Today's postmodern family is under enormous stress. And as a result, the needs of hurried children have been sacrificed to the needs of their harried parents. Childhood innocence has been supplanted by the illusion of childhood competence; teenage immaturity has given way to pseudo-sophistication; and parental intuition has been traded in for a mechanical reliance on technique. These changes and a host of others have undermined the well-being of children and adolescents. From Freud to Friedan to Foucault, Elkind traces the roots of the postmodern family back to the failure of the modern nuclear family and its supporting institutions - the media, the so-called helping professions, the legal system, and the schools - to meet the needs of parents. The new postmodern family is more flexible, more permeable, more urbane, but also out of balance because it fails to meet the needs of children. Treated like miniature adults, today's children and adolescents go without the protection and security they need, while their once-sheltered baby-boomer parents, facing new economic pressures for which they are unprepared, secretly wonder why they've never really felt like grown-ups. But all is not bleak. Elkind finds evidence of an emerging vital family that melds the best of the modern and postmodern, one in which the needs of all family members are held in a dynamic, if delicate, balance. Many books have decried the decline in family values, the negative impact of divorce, the increase in single-mother families, and impoverished prospects for our children. But none has pulled all these fragments together as Elkind's does and put them into a solid framework, one that finally makes sense of the way we were, and what we as families may become
All grown up & no place to go : teenagers in crisis by David Elkind( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book helps parents cope with the pressures facing today's adolescents and offers insightful advice
The power of play : how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children by David Elkind( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the importance of unstructured play during childhood, featuring examples and evidence to support the author's contention that play is crucial to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children
Miseducation : preschoolers at risk by David Elkind( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A sympathetic understanding of the child : birth to sixteen by David Elkind( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Elkind's examination of the child over small periods of time reveals patterns of growth and development of children. This "user-friendly" resources conveys an understanding of children that parents and teachers alike can use in their interactions with young people
Studies in cognitive development : essays in honor of Jean Piaget by David Elkind( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child development and education : a Piagetian perspective by David Elkind( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Swedish and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Piagetian psychology offers an approach to education from a child development orientation. Piaget's concepts concerning learning, development and motivation may be especially useful to teachers of children of average ability who achieve below academic norms. The background and social science context of Jean Piaget's life and work is described. His conceptual framework for understanding the child in terms of stages of cognitive development is presented. From these developmental considerations come principles of 3 modes of learning--operative, figurative and connotative--as they apply to school curricula and the achievement of classroom skills. Motivational dynamics extending from the Pigetian philosophy are examined. Classroom applications of this approach provide teachers with methods for assessing children's levels of cognitive development or analyzing curriculum materials. The "Active Classroom" discusses how teachers can implement Piagetian insights in running school classrooms: principles of classroom practice are derived from concepts of child growth and development
Piaget's developmental theory : an overview by David Elkind( Visual )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Frequently cited as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century, Jean Piaget opened new areas of research with his interest in the evolution of thought processes. This production introduces the methods, specialized vocabulary and professional development of this eminent thinker. Watching children respond to the classical Piagetian tasks enables students to undrestand the concepts involved
The child's reality : three developmental themes by David Elkind( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The child and society : essays in applied child development by David Elkind( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing in human experience is quite so astonishing as the enormous changes that occur during the five short years that transform the newborn into the actively curious, exploring kindergartner. This film examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our understanding of the cognitive development of young children. Dr. Elkind uses their research and his own work to look at three aspects of intellectual growth: reasoning, visual perception, and language use. Children are seen both in interview situations and busily participating in an accredited child care center to illustrate Dr. Elkind's points about their ever-changing intellectual abilities
A sympathetic understanding of the child six to sixteen by David Elkind( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six psychological studies by Jean Piaget( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and Chinese and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of behavior and thought, the creation of logic, perception and emotion - these are the central themes
Child development : a core approach by Irving B Weiner( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parenting on the go : birth to six, A to Z by David Elkind( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, providing brief and pointed answers to the daily ques-tions that come up when you're raising kids. But most parenting books are lengthy tomes elaborating the broad principles of parenting. Parenting On-the-Go offers a novel approach to the crowded genre: an authoritative yet quick and easy reference for the harried parents of infants and children under six. Covering more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is both comprehensive and precise. Dr. David Elkind draws from his own research and experience as a child clinical psychologist along with the most recent studies. The American School Board Journal recently described Elkind as an expert who offers simple, practical guidance for parents and educators "to foster health, intelligence, and creativity in children." Parenting On-the-Go is a display of that expertise and comforting sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders and daycare centers to vaccinations and taking your kids to the zoo."--
Adolescent Cognition : Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

21 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, Goffman and his own studies, David Elkind looks at the intellectual, emotional and social consequences that result from the changes in thinking as adolescents undergo the sometimes awkward transition into adult forms of thought
Development of the child by David Elkind( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents' guide to raising kids who love to learn : infant to grade school by Children's Television Workshop( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child focused activities to use at home and at school to provide dozens of learning opportunities for children-ones they'll love. The four stages of learning and how to make best use of each. Enjoyable, stress-free ways to promote your child's natural desire to learn. How to converse, act and play with children to spur them toward achievement without pushing or pressure
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Miseducation : preschoolers at risk
Alternative Names
David Elkind American psychologist

David Elkind American psychologist & scholar

David Elkind Amerikaans psycholoog

Elkind, D.

ديفيد إلكايند، 1931-

엘킨드, 데이비드 1931-

엘킨드, 데이빗 1931-

エルキンド, D.

Children and adolescents : interpretive essays on Jean PiagetTies that stress : the new family imbalanceAll grown up & no place to go : teenagers in crisisThe power of play : how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier childrenMiseducation : preschoolers at riskA sympathetic understanding of the child : birth to sixteenChild development and education : a Piagetian perspectiveSix psychological studies