ERIC Number: ED194181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Infant Environments: A Review of the Literature.
Linn, Patricia L.
This paper reviews observational studies of infant-environment interaction during the first year of life. First, the utility of ecological and ethological perspectives for the assessment of organism-environment interactions is explored. Second, the observational research is categorized and discussed along methodological lines in terms of variable choice (social, social and physical, or cultural) and with respect to type of analysis (sequential or non-sequential). The final section of the review provides conclusions concerning the relationship of environmental assessments to developmental progress and demographic variables. Parallels between the reviewed studies and ethological theory and methods are pointed out. Directions for future research are suggested. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Research Inst. for the Early Childhood Education of the Handicapped, Lawrence.