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March 1929

THE NEUROLOGIC BASIS OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(3):641-647. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210210167012
Abstract

Education in the broader sense is to be looked on as the whole of the process of training a child, beginning with earliest infancy, and thus including the extremely important period of pre-school training as well as academic education in its ordinary usage. Before a child enters school he has acquired a large storage of word meanings which have been implanted by way of the auditory path and which serve him as models for speech. He has thus already learned to use the third cerebral level of elaboration by way of the auditory mechanisms, but in the visual field he has not progressed beyond a use of the second elaborative level. He does make use of visual material controlling movement, and use of visually acquired objective data and associations have been formed between objects which he has seen and their names, thus linking the second visual level with the third

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