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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vivian Gussin Paley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD

Born: 1929 in Chicago, Illinois

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Taught and lived in Chicago for 37 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Vivian Paley taught preschool children for 37 years, much of that time at the University of Chicago's Laboratory Schools. She is the only Kindergarten teacher to ever receive one of the MacArthur "genius" grants. In addition to teaching, Paley has written more than 10 books about life in the classroom.


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Awards

-- NCTE David H. Russell Award,1999. John Dewey Society`s Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000 Erickson Institute Award, 1987.