ERIC Number: ED167247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Families and Family-Institution Transactions in Child Development: An Analysis of the Family Research Program of HEW's Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. Final Report.
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Center for the Study of Families and Children.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Center for Community Studies.
The purpose of this report is to help advance the family research program of HEW's Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) by (1) surveying and analyzing selected literature and recent research on the family and (2) drawing implications for future research program development. Chapter I attempts to conceptualize the historical antecedents of the modern family by reviewing the history of research efforts in this area. Chapter 2 describes the methods used to obtain the relevant universe of family research studies for this report. Findings and conclusions drawn from the research are presented in Chapter 3. The studies examined are grouped into three major categories: child rearing and intrafamilial relationships; intervention into individual and family development; and family-institution relationships. Each group of studies is discussed in terms of: history of research; ACYF research relative to that of other agencies; what is known and with what degree of confidence; promising hypotheses and program implications. The final chapter contains recommendations for future efforts in the area of research on children, youth and families. These recommendations fall into three categories: (1) conceptual and theoretical foundations, (2) research and program development, and (3) methodological and technical assistance. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Center for the Study of Families and Children.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Center for Community Studies.