The 50s: Flourishing or Floundering?

September 15, 2014 6:16 PM

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When I was in my 20s I met the work of a Dutch psychiatrist and educator named Bernard Lievegoed. He was well known in Holland and abroad, having founded the Netherlands Pedagogical Institute and written numerous books. He won a national award -- the Gouden Ganzenveer -- for his cultural contribution through the written word.

What registered most strongly for me was his work on stages of development -- particularly in adulthood. Although his work seems quite outdated now due to the great societal change since his time (1905-1992), nevertheless he captures what I have come to believe is the quintessential journey through ...

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