Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Early Years

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Cognitive Factors and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
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  4. Affective Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-186
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  5. Social Interaction, Teacher-Child Relations and Teacher Personality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-284
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 399-406

About this book


This new edition of a popular text has been fully revised to make it a completely up-to-date overview of the entire subject, taking into account recent changes in education and practice. Designed for use on psychology courses for teachers in training, its readability will also recommend it to practising teachers. Reviews of previous editions: `...full of practical insights to help the teacher help children.' - The Teacher `Each chapter represents a scholarly, informative and complete text which deserves and rewards close and attentive reading. It will almost certainly become the standard text for numerous courses in teacher training.' - Times Educational Supplement `One can only admire the breadth and depth of the material included in the book.' - Secondary Heads Association Review 


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Authors and affiliations

  • David¬†Fontana
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wales College of CardiffUK
  2. 2.University of MinhoPortugal

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