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The Absorbent Mind


CONTENTS
CHAPTER PAGE
Introduction . . . v
~ I. The Child and World Reconstruction . . 1
II. Education for Life . . . .10
III. The Periods of Growth . . .24
IV. A New Orientation . . .41
V. The Miracle of Creation . . .57
One Plan, One Method . . .74
VI. Man's Universality . . . .91
VII. The Psycho-embryonic Life . . .107
VIII. The Conquest of Independence . .122
IX. Care to be taken at Life's Beginning . 1 38
X. On Language . . . .157
XI. The Call of Language . . .169
XII. Obstacles and their Consequences . .184
XIII. Movement and Total Development . .198
XIV. Intelligence and the Hand . . .212
XV. Development and Imitation . . . 224
XVI. From Unconscious Creator to Conscious Worker . 235
XVII. The New Teacher . . .247
XVIII. Further Elaboration through Culture and Imagi-
nation . . . .261
XIX. Character and its Defects in Young Children . 276
XX. A Social Contribution of the Child : Normal-
ization. .... 288
XXI. Character- building a Conquest, not a Defence .
302
XXII. The Sublimation of Possessiveness . .315
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