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Maturationism is an early childhood educational philosophy that sees the child as a growing organism and believes that the role of education is to passively support this growth rather than actively fill the child with information. The Philosophy of education is the study of the purpose, nature and ideal content of education. ...


The idea is that genetic factors player a larger role in development than environmental ones, particularly in regard to language acquisition.


Maturationism is associated with the concept of developmental stages. In Developmental psychology, a stage is a distinct phase in an individuals development. ...


Major names in maturationism:

  • G. E. Ames
  • Andrew Ladenheim

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Maturationism is an early childhood educational philosophy that sees the child as a growing organism and believes that the role of education is to passively support this growth rather than actively fill the child with information.
Maturationism is associated with the concept of developmental stages.
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