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Elkind, David 1931-

Works: 256 works in 1,065 publications in 17 languages and 34,143 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Handbooks and manuals  Drama  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Narrator, Host, Author of screenplay, Teacher , Other, osp, Author of introduction, Creator
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 14 languages and held by 4,862 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
Ties that stress : the new family imbalance by David Elkind( )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,664 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
Children and adolescents : interpretive essays on Jean Piaget by David Elkind( Book )

64 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine essays examine the theories, thought, work, and discoveries of the Swiss psychologist
All grown up & no place to go : teenagers in crisis by David Elkind( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book helps parents cope with the pressures facing today's adolescents and offers insightful advice
Miseducation : preschoolers at risk by David Elkind( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,867 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
Six psychological studies by Jean Piaget( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of behavior and thought, the creation of logic, perception and emotion - these are the central themes
The power of play : how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children by David Elkind( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,531 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
A sympathetic understanding of the child : birth to sixteen by David Elkind( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 1,451 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 )

32 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 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 Piagetian 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
The child's reality : three developmental themes by David Elkind( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,041 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 )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giants in the nursery : a biographical history of developmentally appropriate practice by David Elkind( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examine the evolution of developmentally appropriate practice with this biographical history of early childhood education. This book explores the theory's progression--from its beginnings in writings of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century philosophers, its experimental implementation by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century practitioners, and its scientific grounding in contemporary theory and research--and includes biographical sketches and perspectives of eleven philosophical, pedagogical, and theoretical figures--the giants--in this evolution. David Elkind, PhD, is the best-selling author of more than twenty books and a well-known early childhood expert who has appeared on shows including Today Show, CBS Morning News, 20/20, Dateline, Donahue, and Oprah"--
Piaget's Developmental Theory An Overview by David Elkind( Visual )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with new footage of Dr. David Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. Serves as an introduction to Piaget's work
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 748 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 a newborn into an actively curious, exploring kindergartner. Filmed in 1996, this program examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities of and differences between their contributions to a greater understanding of the cognitive development of young children. Narrator David 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 )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of James Nixon, 1832-1899, his family and descendants. James Nixon emigrated to Australia in 1853
Child development : a core approach by Irving B Weiner( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of play : learning what comes naturally by David Elkind( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child development expert emphasizes the importance of imaginative play in preparing a child for social and academic success, demonstrating how creative and spontaneous play enhances healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for later academic learning
Adolescent Cognition Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 468 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
Parenting on the go : birth to six, A to Z by David Elkind( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Parenting on the Go offers a novel approach to the crowded parenting genre. In an information economy, attention is the currency. Today, there are so many contenders for parental attention there is less time to go through the traditional parenting books. That is why today's parents of infants and young children need a resource that provides brief, to the point answers to the multitude of questions that constantly come up. This book is that resource, bringing together over 100 easy-to-digest entries of approximately 500 words each, covering a wide range of issues relying on both the most recent research and David Elkind's own 50 years of experience working both as a child clinical psychologist and as an academic researcher. Most parenting books are focused on giving broad principles of parenting. Elkind gives a few general rules as well but is mainly focused on many day-to-day issues"--
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Ties that stress : the new family imbalance
Ties that stress : the new family imbalanceChildren and adolescents : interpretive essays on Jean PiagetAll grown up & no place to go : teenagers in crisisMiseducation : preschoolers at riskSix psychological studiesThe power of play : how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier childrenA sympathetic understanding of the child : birth to sixteenChild development and education : a Piagetian perspectiveThe power of play : learning what comes naturally
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