Do research David Elkind Tufts Professor author Miseducation Children Based reading write a 2 page report answer DAP questions What Miseducation Children How miseducation connect implement DAP In report include quotation research

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The Miseducation of Children

In Miseducation David Elkind (1987) warns that educational programs intended for school age children are being misappropriated for infants and young children causing irreparable damage. This phenomenon is a manifestation of the belief that only a  super kid can grow up to compete successfully in the modern world. According to Elkind there is considerable evidence that early instruction in academic and athletic skills can do lasting harm that young children subjected to this kind of pressure are at psychological and physical risk.  When we instruct children in academic subjects, or in swimming, gymnastics, or ballet, at too early an age, we mis-educate them; we put them at risk for short-term stress and long term personality damage for no useful purpose (Elkind, 1987).

The stages of human development concerns the different periods of life that an individual experiences. Psychologist Erik Erikson developed the theory of human development and identified eight stages that an individual experiences during the course of a life time. As each stage is resolved it establishes the person s personality and social behavior influencing the social and cognitive domains. From birth to one year an individual experiences the trust verses mistrust stage.…[continue]



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