Historical roots of educational thinking
The development of educational theory and advice does not take place in a cultural-historical vacuum.
Therefore, it is important to analyse the historical embeddedness of both theoretical innovations and practical advice. Educational ideas (e.g., the idea that intervention in infancy has long-lasting effects on development) often have a long history in European educational thinking.
It is important to trace the origin of these ideas for both historical and theoretical reasons.
René van der Veer
Marinus van IJzendoorn
Lenny van Rosmalen
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