ERIC Number: ED048073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Conference on the Family as a Unit of Study in Social Problems. Volume II. Final Report.
Dunham, Richard M.
This volume contains the papers presented at the conference in edited versions along with certain reference materials. As they influenced the proceedings of the task groups, these papers are reflected in the contents of Volume I (SO 000 819). As a group they offer many useful ideas concerning the theory and methodology of family intervention and the strategic considerations related to them. The salient topics were: 1) Project Know How, an anti-poverty intervention program of social services directed at the mental development of young children, and the stabilization and development of familial processes related to the socialization of the child; 2) a review of the methodological problems associated with preschool or early childhood intervention research; 3) public policy and the funding limitations on proposed national preschool intervention programs; 4) review of research involving interaction process analysis techniques; 5) program goals and operational definitions of the family; 6) the implications of the culture of poverty concept for family research; and, 7) the use of participant group methods (T-groups, sensitivity groups, human relations labs) with culturally disadvantaged families. (SBE)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Developmental Programs, Family Influence, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Services, Individual Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Education, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Development, Social Planning, Social Problems, Socialization, Speeches
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. of Human Development.