TITLE

A Circle of Children (Book Review)

PUB. DATE
September 1975
SOURCE
Education;Fall75, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
A Circle of Children. Mary MacCracken. Lippincott, New York, 1974. 240 pp. The book is about children who are not quite sure who they are, and who are having some trouble with their language. It is also the story about a woman with a listening heart, whose participation in the lives of such children changed the entire shape of her life. The author was first a visitor at a school for the emotionally handicapped, and through that visit became much involved in the teaching and working with such children. The book contains many illustrations of how the author created needs and problems for learning of the emotionally handicapped children. She taught them to eat, drink, to use the toilet, to swim, and then to deal squarely with the fundamentals of communication including reading, writing, and arithmetic. More important she taught them the beginnings of love and trust.
ACCESSION #
4727718

 

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