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The Mind of the Child, Part II The Development of the Intellect, International Education Series Edited By William T. Harris, Volume IX.   By: (1841-1897)

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The Mind of the Child, Part II The Development of the Intellect, International Education Series Edited By William T. Harris, Volume IX. by William T. Preyer is an insightful and thought-provoking book that delves into the fascinating world of child psychology. As a respected authority in the field, Preyer's work takes readers on a journey to understand the intricate processes through which a child's intellect develops.

One of the most impressive aspects of this book is Preyer's meticulous research and attention to detail. Through numerous case studies and observations, he presents a comprehensive analysis of the various stages of intellectual growth in children. From infancy to adolescence, Preyer examines the factors that contribute to the formation of intelligence, providing valuable insights for parents, educators, and psychologists alike.

Another strength of Preyer's work is his ability to make complex psychological concepts accessible to readers of all backgrounds. The author skillfully combines empirical evidence with clear explanations, making the book highly informative and engaging. Whether discussing the development of perception, memory, language, or imagination, Preyer presents his findings in a manner that is both scholarly and relatable.

Moreover, Preyer's emphasis on the role of environment and nurturing in intellectual development is particularly noteworthy. He highlights the importance of a stimulating and supportive environment in shaping a child's mental faculties. Through the use of real-life examples, Preyer underscores the significance of providing children with enriching experiences that nurture their minds and foster intellectual growth.

However, it is worth noting that this book was first published in 1889, and some readers may find some of the language and cultural references outdated. Additionally, the book's length and dense content may be challenging for those new to the field of child psychology or looking for a more casual read.

In conclusion, The Mind of the Child, Part II The Development of the Intellect is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of child psychology. Preyer's meticulous research, accessible writing style, and emphasis on the role of environment make this book a must-read for parents, educators, and psychologists seeking to enhance their understanding of intellectual development in children. Despite its age, the foundational principles presented in this book remain relevant and offer timeless insights into the fascinating workings of the developing mind.

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International Education Series




12mo, cloth, uniform binding.

The International Education Series was projected for the purpose of bringing together in orderly arrangement the best writings, new and old, upon educational subjects, and presenting a complete course of reading and training for teachers generally. It is edited by W. T. HARRIS, LL. D., United States Commissioner of Education, who has contributed for the different volumes in the way of introductions, analysis, and commentary. The volumes are tastefully and substantially bound in uniform style.


Vol. I. THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION. By JOHANN K. F. ROSENKRANZ, Doctor of Theology and Professor of Philosophy, University of Königsberg. Translated by ANNA C. BRACKETT. Second edition, revised, with Commentary and complete Analysis. $1.50.

Vol. II. A HISTORY OF EDUCATION. By F. V. N. PAINTER, A. M., Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, Roanoke College, Va. $1.50.

Vol. III. THE RISE AND EARLY CONSTITUTION OF UNIVERSITIES. WITH A SURVEY OF MEDIÆVAL EDUCATION. By S. S. LAURIE, LL. D., Professor of the Institutes and History of Education, University of Edinburgh... Continue reading book >>

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