ERIC Number: ED053806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Designs and Proposal for Early Childhood Research: A New Look: A Multiple Systems-Service Approach to Programs and Research for Helping Poor Children. (One in a Series of Six Papers).
Chilman, Catherine; Grotberg, Edith H., Ed.
An overview is given of conditions linked to the causes and perpetuation of poverty. These factors include large family size, unemployment, lack of education, and social and personal disorganization. Family planning services are important but by themselves tend to be ineffective and programs should be launched which would improve the total life situation of the poor. Research-based evidence is presented regarding various anti-poverty programs, including parent education, individual counseling, job training, and use of paraprofessionals. An examination of "participation of the poor" in decision making capacities in programs which affect them is included. Multi-pronged intervention in respect to changing the secondary and tertiary systems of the poverty environment (housing, employment opportunities, health, welfare, legal, educational and vocational services) is recommended. Such an approach calls for multi-variate program research, for which a proposal is presented. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.