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Author Kennedy, David, 1943-

Title The well of being : childhood, subjectivity, and education / David Kennedy.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 235 pages).
Series SUNY series, early childhood education
SUNY series, early childhood education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index.
Summary "In this wide-ranging work, David Kennedy undertakes a philosophically grounded analysis of the history of childhood, the history of adulthood, and their interrelationship. Using themes and perspectives from the history of childhood, mythology, psychoanalysis, art, literature, philosophy, and education, the author locates the experience of childhood across all stages of the human life cycle, and thereby weighs its transformative potential for human culture. He offers a nuanced approach to child study that raises issues about how adults see children and how children see themselves, which could lead to a qualitatively different system of teacher preparation - a system that views the child as participant rather than object in the structure of social reproduction. This sweeping review of conceptions of and approaches to childhood yields a profound vision of what schooling should be like."--Jacket.
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Subject Children.
Children and adults.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kennedy, David, 1943- Well of being. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006 0791468259 0791468267 (DLC) 2005025462 (OCoLC)61456639
ISBN 1429411899 (electronic bk.)
9781429411899 (electronic bk.)
0791468259 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780791468265