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Jerome Bruner by David Olson


Jerome Bruner by David Olson

Jerome Bruner is indisputably a major thinker in education. David Olson's volume offers the most coherent account of Bruner's educational thought. This work is divided into: intellectual biography; critical exposition of Bruner's work; the reception and influence of Bruner's work; the relevance of the work today; and excerpts from an interview with Jerome Bruner.This volume is part of a major international reference series providing comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation. The thinkers include: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.


'David Olson is the right person to provide an intellectual biography of Jerome Bruner, with special focus on educational issues. In this volume, he characterizes Bruner's manifold contributions in a clear and concise manner - bringing together strands and themes that cut across fifty years of thinking and writing.'
Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

About the Author

David R. Olson is University Professor Emeritus of the OISE/University of Toronto, Canada. He is author of The World on Paper (CUP, 1994) and Psychological Theory and Educational Reform: How School Remakes Mind and Society (CUP, 2003). He and Nancy Torrance are coeditors of the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Literacy.

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Publication date

15th November 2007


David Olson

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


240 pages


Philosophy & theory of education
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