Barbara Biber, a seminal figure in twentieth-century education, here presents a selection of her writings on developmental and educational psychology over a forty-year period. Each of the older articles is introduced by a brief personal note placing it in context and is followed by a new essay that highlights its continuing relevance and surveys pertinent thinking in the intervening years.
"No other volume in the literature of early education brings together the reflections of an outstanding leader as they have developed over a period that is almost equivalent to the history of the field…. A richly detailed and intimate picture of the construction of a knowledge base for the education of young children."Millie Almy, American Journal of Education
"One of the finest pieces of literature on early childhood education that has appeared."Choice
"This book should be read and treasured."Ronald Reed, Young Children
"An outstanding contribution to the fields of developmental psychology and educational psychology. I expect that within a few years it will be generally regarded as a classic in both fields."Irving L. Janis