In Story-land - Elizabeth Harrison

In Story-land

By Elizabeth Harrison

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-12-13
  • Book Genre: Education
  • Author: Elizabeth Harrison
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This book contain collection of 39 Short Stories:
Little Beta and the Lame Giant The Line of Golden Light Prince Harweda and the Magic Prison The Little Gray Grandmother Little Blessed-Eyes The Fair White City The Loving Cup Which Was Made of Iron Hans and the Four Big Giants Story of the Small Green Caterpillar The Discontented Mill Window The Strange Story of a Wonderful Sea-God The Vision of Dante How Little Cedric Became a Knight The Story of Christopher Columbus for Little Children A Story of Decoration Day Old Johnny Appleseed
About the Author:

Elizabeth Harrison (September 1, 1849 - October 31, 1927) was an American educator. She was the founder and first president of what is today National-Louis University. Harrison was a pioneer in creating professional standards for early childhood teachers and in promoting early childhood education.

After encountering the early kindergarten movement in Chicago in the 1870s, Harrison sought training in St. Louis and New York. She then taught kindergarten in Iowa and Chicago. In 1886, she founded a training school for kindergarten teachers in Chicago, which thereafter became an innovative college of education. She was president of the college until her retirement in 1920.

During her career, Harrison wrote a number of books, including: A Study of Child Nature (1890), In Storyland (1895), Some Silent Teachers (1903), Misunderstood Children (1908), Montessori and the Kindergarten (1913) and The Unseen Side of Child Life (1922). In 1893, the college published Harrison's book, The Kindergarten as an Influence in Modern Civilization, in which she explained, "how to teach the child from the beginning of his existence that all things are connected how to lead him to this vital truth from his own observation" Harrison's autobiography, Sketches Along Life's Road, was edited and published in Boston in 1930, after her death.

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