Rheta DeVries Article

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Rheta Goolsby DeVries (1 September 1936, Arkansas – 28 May 2012, Little Rock, Arkansas) [1] [2] was a professor at University of Northern Iowa's Regent's Center For Early Developmental Education, [3] where she also served as director. She co-wrote many books along with Constance Kamii, concerning early childhood education curriculum that both influenced the field of early childhood mathematical instruction and accelerated the proliferation of constructivist-based teaching in the classroom.


DeVries wrote several works including:

  • Programs of early education: The constructivist view ISBN  978-0-582-28301-5 (1987)
  • Constructivist Early Education, Overview and Comparison With Our Program: Overview and Comparison With Other Programs [ ISBN  978-0935989335 (1989)
  • Moral Classrooms, Moral Children: Creating a Constructivist Atmosphere in Early Education (Early Childhood Education Series) ISBN  978-0-8077-3341-7 (1994)


  1. ^ Rheta DeVries at Find A Grave (with obituary)
  2. ^ Obituary at the University of Northern Iowa.
  3. ^ "Oregon profs gain influence in Washington". The Robesonian. 20 July 2004. Retrieved 14 March 2012.