Making Sense of Place: Children's Understanding of Large-Scale Environments (Developing Body and Mind (Harvester Wheatsheaf (Publisher)).)

 
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An analysis of children's conception of space and place, this book examines the various direct and indirect outside agencies and psychological processes that contribute to the evolution of spatial awareness in the young child.

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M. H. Matthews is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Coventry Polytechnic.

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This book will be a primary reference for years to come for those interested in children and space. The extensive review of literature, nondogmative view of theory, methodology and practice, and humble approach to children makes it easy to recommend.>>> (Journal Of Cultural Geography)

The reading behind this book is huge, the bibliography publishable in itself, the scholarship genuine. It will be accessible to both geographers and psychologists alike.>>>> (Spencer, Chris Journal Of Cultural Geography)

Presents one of the most organized, cogent, and compelling challenges to date of Piagetian state theory of human development....Making Sense of Place is a first rate book.>>>> (Spencer, Chris The Pennsylvania Geographer)

More than a reference book for your shelves. It is a guide to how geography can take place at scales, and with subject populations, that are different from usual, but of considerable importance to public welfare and the quality of life.>>>> (The Journal Of Higher Education)

More than a reference book for your shelves. It is a guide to how geography can take place at scales, and with subject populations, that are different from usual, but of considerable importance to public welfare and the quality of life. (The Journal Of Higher Education)

This book will be a primary reference for years to come for those interested in children and space. The extensive review of literature, nondogmative view of theory, methodology and practice, and humble approach to children makes it easy to recommend. (Journal Of Cultural Geography)

The reading behind this book is huge, the bibliography publishable in itself, the scholarship genuine. It will be accessible to both geographers and psychologists alike. (Spencer, Chris Journal Of Cultural Geography)

Presents one of the most organized, cogent, and compelling challenges to date of Piagetian state theory of human development....Making Sense of Place is a first rate book. (Spencer, Chris The Pennsylvania Geographer)

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