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Elkind, David 1931-

Works: 255 works in 1,084 publications in 18 languages and 34,376 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Essays  Internet videos  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Drama  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Host, 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 )

105 editions published between 1981 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 4,865 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 2,593 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 )

67 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 2,478 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 )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,985 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 1,850 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 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,850 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 1,520 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 )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 1,467 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 )

34 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 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 1,177 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
The child's reality : three developmental themes by David Elkind( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume the author attemps to demonstrate how the child constructs reality out of his or her experience with the environment. The author also contends that the process of construction is continuous, and that the end result is not reducible either to the child or to the environment. These three themes are illustrated by studies of the development of religious concepts, of perceptual process, and of egocentric constructions. Although the three types of investigation deal with different subject matters and involve different methods, all clearly demonstrate the consturctive nature of the child's reality."--Publisher's description
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 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piaget's Developmental Theory An Overview by David Elkind( Visual )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. The film serves as an introduction to Piaget's work while presenting his current theories on developmental psychology
Giants in the nursery : a biographical history of developmentally appropriate practice by David Elkind( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 809 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"--
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 582 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 551 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 503 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 492 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
Using what we know : applying Piaget's developmental theory in primary classrooms by David Elkind( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening line of this upbeat production is "Teaching is both an art and a science." Filmed in three disparate but remarkable classrooms, it illustrates how effective learning takes place when teachers combine their knowledge of child development, subject matter, and cognitive psychology. The three teachers combine music and graphic art with reading, writing, and mathematics lessons in order to fully engage their student's minds
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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