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are children human?

From WAKSLER, Frances. C. (1986) Studying Children: Phenomenological Insights. Human Studies, 9, 71-82.

"An anonymous reviewer of Mandell's work (Mandell, 1984a) in a rather vituperative set of comments, saw her claims of children's competence as self-evidently erroneous and as evidence of her incompetence. The reviewer asserted, without substantiation, that "children ARE cognitively immature" and "do NOT yet possess the social skills appropriate for independent social living." Indeed this reviewer accused her of "anthropomorphising" children" (p.72).


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Aug. 9th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
Great googly moogly. Anthropomorphising children? As opposed to...

Neat share, thanks!
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