WorldCat Identities

Colburn, George A.

Overview
Works: 152 works in 197 publications in 1 language and 1,886 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: E184.A1, 305.231
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George A Colburn
In their place : white America defines her minorities, 1850-1950 by Lewis H Carlson( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ecology of development( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors such as biological inheritance, temperament, caregiving, family, peers, schooling, culture, and history are introduced. Four levels of the environment are defined and illustrated: micro, meso, exo, and macrosystems
Symbol formation and the acquisition of language( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores children's capacity to learn symbols as a first step to acquiring lannguage. Through observations of a deaf family who converse in American sign language, & visits to a family with a child learning to speak, we are shown how language facilitates self-awareness & builds a child's understanding of the world
Family stress : the child's perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews research results on the effects of divorce on children. Also shows a Russian family on the edge of divorce
The Chinese : a national telecourse featuring the Heart of the dragon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This telecourse is designed to introduce the Chinese people in their search for a Chinese pattern of modernity. To understand Modern China there must be an appreciation of traditional China. Recent changes have brought about a resurgence of traditional ways even as new problems appear. This course brings together the nation's foremost China experts and the spectacular photography of the PBS series The Heart of the dragon
Development and diversity( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of the historical, cultural, and individual diversity of childhood; what development is and how it occurs; the significance of the prolonged period of human infancy and childhood
Concepts, memories, and categories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes and presents various scientific theories of the brain's development throughout childhood. Examines the universality of the cranial changes which occur in all children between the ages of five and seven
Day care and the preschool experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program discusses the problems involved with setting up good day care for families with working parents in the United States. It explores the problems finding quality day care and what other nations do about day care and how successful their programs are. It also gives a brief history of day care in modern society and while also discussing the role of women in childrearing
Friendship, gender and morality( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the nature & functions of friendship, focussing on the role of peer relationships & games with rules in the development of morality. Research on gender differences in middle childhood is examined as Guatamalan girls washing clothes, Baka boys helping their fathers fell trees, & girls around the world playing handclapping games are observed
Gender, self and other( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the family in the development of gender roles, moral emotions, prosocial behaviour & self concept are considered. Observes Children's Day in Japan, and boys & girls paying in a day care centre, and discusses the ways children's behaviour outside family depends on how they have learned to act toward those in it
Overview of Chinese history( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the time from Confucius through Emperor Chin and his terra-cotta army, the Tang dynasty, and the wars with Japan
Learning and achievement( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role that learning plays in the lives of children, the functions of schooling & children's orientation toward mastery & achievement are addressed as events surrounding the child's first day of school in Japan, Russia, Brazil & the U.S. are observed. Variables that enhance learning & promote competence are discussed
Family life and the active child( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the family as a context of development, showing how it brings the wider world home to children and how it sometimes serves as a place where society's failings can begin to be reversed. Christmas spent with the Gholstons of New York and family interaction at the Popovs' home in Moscow provide background for an overview of issues relating to family structure and dynamics
Poverty, child health and child labor( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the socioeconomic factors that have historically played a powerful role in children's lives, contrasts decline in infant/child mortality & child labour in industrialised societies. Child labour in Guatemala provides one of several examples of the harsh economic circumstances in which many children still live
The cross-channel invasion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944, Eisenhower is appointed Supreme Commander of the force that will invade Hitler's Europe. As a general, diplomat, and administrator, he is challenged to create a united fighting force from disparate units and political persuasions. As D-Day nears, Ike is visible in everywhere, keeping morale high for the enormous task at hand. Timing of the invasion is a crucial consideration; Ike decides to go in spite of uncertain weather conditions. The invasion is detailed from beachheads in Normandy through Monty's slow pace in the approach to Caen; the slow progress of General Patton's tanks in Northern France, until the final routing of German troops and the liberation of Paris
A costly Cold War( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Ike gave preference to the development of the ICBM, the country's space program was in civilian hands, civilians who were developing space exploration and reconnaissance abilities. The launch of Sputnik, followed by the unsuccessful launch of the Vanguard rocket, alarmed the public. Eisenhower, however, was convinced that U.S. security was guaranteed by an orderly development of weapon and defense systems. At the end of 1959, with the US budget in the red, he remained committed to making the country fiscally strong, rather than committing more funds to space exploration and the arms race. In 1960, with a balanced budget, Eisenhower knew that U.S. security had been guaranteed. In spite of this, Kennedy was elected President, based on promises that America would reign supreme in the space race
Balancing the budget( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains that the Eisenhower years in the Presidency were also the years of L.B.J. in the Senate and Sam Rayburn in the House. Together the trio put through budgets that addressed the deficit, military spending, and balancing the budget. At the time, the military-industrial complex was essentially lobbying against the President and his fiscal policies citing national security as a need to increase spending. Ike's credibility as a military leader and his remarkable diplomacy were key to his success in balancing the budget. At home, construction was begun on the St. Lawrence Seaway; internationally, the ICBM put the U.S. at the top of the arms race
The price of isolationism( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell explains how the Isolationist policy developed as a result of American experiences in World War I. The first episode traces the early life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, his leadership during World War I, and the strength of American Isolationism that was reinforced by the Great Depression. When Hitler invades the Rhineland, annexes the Sudentenland, occupies all of Czechoslovakia, and invades Poland, U.S. interests still center on domestic policy. In 1940, when France also falls to German aggression the U.S. responds with an emergency buildup of the army under the leadership of General George Marshall. Eisenhower is involved in the movement of troops and mobilization of the army. The Battle of Britain prompts the Congress to pass the Lend-Lease Law, a major step away from neutrality. War finally comes to the United States when Pearl Harbor is bombed on December 7th, 1941 and Germany declares war on the U.S. General Marshall asks Eisenhower to come up with a battle plan; the "Eisenhower Memoranda" calls for defeating Germany first and then turning on Japan
The Cold War turns hot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1949 Communism had become a world-wide threat. Mao had chased Chiang Kai-Shek to Formosa when the new front opened between North and South Korea. When North Korea invaded the South, it was rumored that Soviet aggression had prompted the engagement and might also prompt invasions into Western Europe. During the war it became clear that the Chinese invasion of South Korea was supported by Soviet military might and that nuclear weapons might be used. The outspoken MacArthur was relieved of his duties as the first NATO troops were sent to Europe
Is peace possible?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Krushchev joined world leaders for a summit in Washington. Their aim was to achieve world peace. The American public and Soviet citizens were thrilled with the rapport between Eisenhower and Krushchev and envisioned a peaceful resolution to the Cold War. The U-2 spy incident changed all that. In 1960 Ike renewed his offer of an open-skies policy but it was too late to assure that the military-industrial complex would be governed by peaceful measures and goals
 
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