Lucy Sprague Mitchell (1878–1967) 16-02-2012, 01:55

Lucy Sprague Mitchell, founder of Bank Street School of Education, was a major figure in American progressive education during the early twentieth century. 

Rachel McMillan (1859–1917) 16-02-2012, 01:44

Rachel McMillan’s experiences during childhood and young adulthood motivated her to enter the health field and become a sanitation inspector.

Margaret McMillan (1860–1931) 16-02-2012, 01:42

Margaret McMillan was an educator, teacher educator, and child and family advocate who fought for children’s causes and inspired legislation on the local and national levels in England.

Abraham Maslow (1908–1970) 16-02-2012, 01:25

Personality theorist Abraham Harold Maslow is best known for his contributions to the humanistic psychology movement, most notably his Hierarchical Theory of Motivation.

Loris Malaguzzi (1920–1994) 16-02-2012, 01:04

Loris Malaguzzi was founder of the public system of preschools and infant–toddler centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

A. R. Luria (1902–1977) 28-12-2011, 05:06

Alexander Romanovich Luria was a twentieth-century Russian psychologist of the sociohistorical school of thinking.

Viktor Lowenfeld (1903–1960) 28-12-2011, 05:02

Viktor Lowenfeld has been described as “the most influential art educator” (Chapman, 1982, p. ix) of the twentieth century, and as doing “for the drawing of children what Piaget has done for their thinking” (Harvard Educational Review, quoted in Michael, 1982, p. xv).

Lawrence Kohlberg (1927–1987) 21-12-2011, 08:38

Lawrence Kohlberg founded the cognitive developmental position on moral development and moral education. Born in Westchester County, New York, he was the son of a wealthy businessman and the youngest of four children.

Susan Isaacs (1885–1948) 18-10-2011, 14:17

Susan Isaacs was a British educator and psychologist influenced by John Dewey in early education and Sigmund Freud in psychoanalysis.

James L., Jr. Hymes (1913–1998) 12-10-2011, 07:43

James L. Hymes Jr. was an avowed developmentalist committed to addressing children’s social, emotional, and physical needs as a means of enhancing children’s cognitive growth. 

Joseph McVicker Hunt (1906–1991) 12-10-2011, 07:41

Joseph McVicker Hunt, a developmental psychologist best known for his work with infants and young children, was born in Nebraska in 1906. He received his BA (1929) and MA (1930) degrees from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1933.

Patty Smith Hill (1868–1946) 12-10-2011, 07:25

Patty Smith Hill was a well-known figure in the Kindergarten Movement of the late nineteenth century and an advocate of progressivism within the International Kindergarten Union.

David Hawkins (1913–2002) and Frances Pockman Hawkins (1913–) 12-10-2011, 07:14

Philosopher, mathematician, historian, physicist, educator, essayist, David Hawkins was a man of many talents.

G(ranville) Stanley Hall (1844–1924) 12-10-2011, 06:59

Although best known as the founder of organized psychology in the United States, G. Stanley Hall should also be recognized as a major contributor to child development research and preschool methodology.

William Nicholas Hailmann (1836–1920) 12-10-2011, 06:57

William Nicholas Hailmann facilitated the introduction of Froebelian methodology into American schools.

Eudora Lucas Hailmann (1835–1904) 12-10-2011, 06:54

Eudora Hailmann (nee Lucas) was born into a politically liberal family that valued the education of girls.

Ira J. Gordon (1923–1978) 10-10-2011, 10:18

Ira Gordon is best known for his groundbreaking work in parent education and home visiting.

Arnold Gesell (1880–1961) 10-10-2011, 10:15

Arnold Gesell was a pioneer in the child study movement, best known for his belief in the genetic blueprint that he called “maturation.”

Friedrich Froebel (1782–1852) 10-10-2011, 10:13

Although recognized primarily as the “Father” of the kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel also helped change educational methods for all age levels around the world.

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) 10-10-2011, 10:11

Arguably one of the most influential thinkers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Freud was an Austrian doctor and psychoanalyst who created a dynamic theory to explain biological and cultural influences on mental development and behavior.

Anna Freud (1895–1982) 10-10-2011, 10:10

Anna Freud is considered to be the originator of child psychoanalysis. She was born in Vienna, the youngest of six children of Sigmund Freud and hiswife Martha. Her mother left the children with a nanny and took a “vacation” of several months soon afterward.

Lawrence Kelso Frank (1890–1968) 10-10-2011, 10:08

Over the years of a multifaceted career, Lawrence Kelso Frank sowed novel research ideas and brought these ideas to fruition by linking groups of professionals with funding.

Erik H. Erikson (1902–1994) 10-10-2011, 09:44

Child psychoanalyst Erik Homburger Erikson was born on June 15, 1902, near Frankfurt, Germany’s scientific and industrial center.

Abigail Adams Eliot (1892–1992) 10-10-2011, 09:35

Abigail Adams Eliot is best known for her contributions to the American nursery school movement. In 1922 Dr. Eliot founded the Ruggles Street Nursery Training School of Boston, where she integrated parent education and teacher training components into work with nursery age children.

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