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 idea is that genetic factors play a larger role in development than environmental ones, particularly in regard to language acquisition.
Maturationism is associated with the concept of developmental stages.
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- Early Childhood Education: E-N; By Rebecca Staples New, Moncrieff Cochran
- Early childhood education: an international encyclopedia, Volume 1; By Rebecca Staples New, Moncrieff Cochran
- Shaping early childhood: learners, curriculum and contexts; By Glenda MacNaughton
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