Jerome Bruner

by David Olson

Part of the Continuum Library of Educational Thought Series

Jerome Bruner Synopsis

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.

Jerome Bruner Press Reviews

'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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826484024
Publication date: 15th November 2007
Author: David Olson
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Philosophy & theory of education, Reference works,

About David Olson

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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