Jerome Bruner is indisputably a major thinker in education. David Olson's volume offers the most coherent account of Bruner's educational thought. This work is divided into: intellectual biography; critical exposition of Bruner's work; the reception and influence of Bruner's work; the relevance of the work today; and excerpts from an interview with Jerome Bruner.This volume is part of a major international reference series providing comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation. The thinkers include: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.
David R. Olson is University Professor Emeritus of the OISE/University of Toronto, Canada. He is author of The World on Paper (CUP, 1994) and Psychological Theory and Educational Reform: How School Remakes Mind and Society (CUP, 2003). He and Nancy Torrance are coeditors of the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Literacy.