Isaacs, Susan Sutherland

Isaacs, Susan Sutherland,

1885–1948, British educator. After studying at the universities of Manchester and Cambridge, she became a lecturer in early childhood education. A disciple of Sigmund FreudFreud, Sigmund
, 1856–1939, Austrian psychiatrist, founder of psychoanalysis. Born in Moravia, he lived most of his life in Vienna, receiving his medical degree from the Univ. of Vienna in 1881.

His medical career began with an apprenticeship (1885–86) under J.
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 and John DeweyDewey, John,
1859–1952, American philosopher and educator, b. Burlington, Vt., grad. Univ. of Vermont, 1879, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1884. He taught at the universities of Minnesota (1888–89), Michigan (1884–88, 1889–94), and Chicago (1894–1904) and at
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, she ran an experimental progressive school, Malting House, in Cambridge from 1924 to 1927. The school emphasized direct instruction and had no established curriculum. She was one of the first critics of Jean PiagetPiaget, Jean
, 1896–1980, Swiss psychologist, known for his research in developmental psychology. After receiving a degree in zoology from the Univ. of Neuchâtel (1918), Piaget's interests shifted to psychology. He studied under C. G.
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's stages of child development. From 1933 to 1943, she taught at the Institute of Education, Univ. of London. Her writings include Intellectual Growth in Young Children (1930) and Social Development of Young Children (1933).