chapter  Chapter 7
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Writing From a Personal Perspective: A Story of Two Classrooms

WithBarbara Cohen, Danielle Welner

The child lives in a somewhat narrow world of personal contacts. Things hardly come within his experience unless they touch, intimately and obviously, his own well-being, or that of his family and friends. His world is a world of persons with their personal interests, rather than a realm of facts and laws. (Dewey, 1902/1915, p. 5)