from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Systematic physiological and psychological study of children and their ways, especially in regard to their educational adaptabilities and capacities, with a view to determine effective methods of teaching and of overcoming disabilities.


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  • In it, the author, Julia Grant, describes a discussion in one of the many child-study groups organized by the federal government, universities, and local institutions in the 1930s and 1940s, about what to do with a child who is jealous of the new baby.


  • Cal. and had an excellent relationship with the staff of the child-study center at the university where I had earned my master's degree, so our son attended the school-day program there.

    In which I am interviewed

  • This view of the school as an organism, a social microcosm, a little society within the great human society, having its resemblances to, and its differences from, the family and the nation, is one that the new development of "child-study" seems bound to promote and advance.

    The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought Studies of the Activities and Influences of the Child Among Primitive Peoples, Their Analogues and Survivals in the Civilization of To-Day

  • The first thru the child-study movement and the second thru the matter of vocational guidance.

    On the Firing Line in Education

  • Better that those benighted women never heard the name of child-study, than to hear it only to greet it with rebellion and hatred.

    Study of Child Life

  • The development of the human mind may be more generally understood than it was then; but it may be doubted whether the mass of teachers are today wiser in the results of child-study than were the philosophers of ancient days.

    A History of the McGuffey Readers

  • Books are written on this subject, and the shelves of the child-study and child-training department in the libraries are rapidly filling.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

  • Thus I discust briefly the great child-study movement having for its goal knowledge of the individual child as a basis for its educational treatment.

    On the Firing Line in Education

  • Chicago's child-study experts concluded after examining a large number of children:

    Civics and Health

  • Thru the child-study movement the teacher comes to know child nature so well that direct application can be made to the individual child and an intimate knowledge gained of his tastes, capacities, ambitions, and dominant interests.

    On the Firing Line in Education


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