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Jean Piaget Born on August 9,1896 in Neuchâtel, in the Francophone region of Switzerland
He received his doctorate from the University of Neuchatel in 1918 and then undertook post doctoral training at the University of Zurich from 1918 to 1919.
He became the Director of the International Bureau of Education (IBE) in 1929 and held this position till 1968. He drafted the annual ‘Director’s Speech’ for the IBE Council each year and also for the International Conference on Public Education.
He served as the professor of psychology, sociology, and philosophy of science at the University of Neuchatel from 1925 to 1929.
In 1954, he was elected the president of the International Union of Scientific Psychology and held this position till 1957.
He also served as the director of the International Centre for Genetic Epistemology in Geneva from 1955 till 1980.
He led an active life till his death and was the Emeritus Professor at the University of Geneva from 1971 till 1980
He died in Geneva on September 16, 1980
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