Are Children Smarter, Learning More, Sooner, Faster?

Rae Pica with Dr. Marcy Guddemi, Dr. Susan Gelman, and Fran Simon

There’s a general sense among parents and educators that today’s children are smarter, developing sooner, and are learning more, faster. Is this actually true and if so what does this mean for the notion of what is developmentally appropriate practice?

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
As President and CEO of the Gesell Institute, Dr. Marcy Guddemi is a widely recognized expert in early childhood education and assessment. Dr. Susan A. Gelman is a Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Psychology University of Michigan. Fran Simon is Chief Engagement Officer of Engagement Strategies, LLC, her own national marketing, social media and publishing consulting company. She has been an Early Childhood educator since 1981. She served President of an international adoption agency.
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