Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book "The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of the Self," and his theories on Autism and how to treat the disorder.
Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book "The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of the Self," and his theories on Autism, the cause of and how to treat the disorder.
Part 2 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews. Includes "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Ms. Neisser discuss the importance of an open mind and a accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens.
E.R. Braithwaite, Guyanese-born British-American novelist, writer, teacher and diplomat discusses his writing and career. The interview opens with Mr. Braithwaite, reading from his book "Reluctant neighbors".
Discussing the book "The Political Life of Children" (published by Atlantic Monthly Press) with the author, child psychiatrist Dr. Robert Coles.
Discussing the book "Weeping in the playtime of others" with the author Ken Wooden.
Studs interview with Roddy Doyle, Irish writer, and author of "Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha." Doyle reads several times from the book. Studs also reads a few lines from the book. Doyle describes the book set in the Republic of Ireland in the 1960's that portrays the life of a small boy. He discusses the characters and themes of the book that relate to real-life. Doyle speaks about his own childhood that is not reflected in the book. Studs notes that the musical comedy-drama film "Commitments" is based off Doyle's book.
Sandra Cisneros recounts the creation of her works from her new release "Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories" as well as "House on Mango Street". The following have been removed due to copyright restrictions: "Eleven", "Mexican Movies", "Eyes of Zapata", "Bien Pretty" and "One Holy Night". From "House on Mango Street" she reads "A Smart Cookie", "Hips", "My Name", and "Mi Tocayo," "Those Who Don't."
Discussing the book "The Broken Cord" (published by Harper & Row) with the author Michael Dorris.
Interviewing author and child psychiatrist Dr. Robert Coles.
Discussing the book "The Spiritual Life of Children" (published by Houghton Mifflin) with the author, child psychiatrist Dr. Robert Coles.