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ERIC Number: EJ920238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Frankie's Story: Early Experiences Matter
Caldwell, Bettye
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n195 p84-87 Sep-Oct 2010
Sometimes people see developmental advances in a child so dramatic, so spectacular, that they have difficulty accepting the idea that ordinary growth processes are at work. The increments are too great; the direction of change has rotated 90 or 180 degrees. At such times, people find themselves proclaiming, "It's a developmental miracle." During the author's many years in early childhood, she has witnessed and even participated in several such experiences. Sometimes, memories of them have kept her going when cynicism and pessimism threatened to overpower her convictions and actions. In this article, the author shares a story from many years ago about a boy named Frankie Abbott Lewin.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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