ERIC Number: ED196514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Role in Parenting.
Grotberg, Edith H.
This symposium paper discusses ways the federal government is and has been involved in parenting since the foundation of the nation. Included in this discussion are the federal role in funding research related to families and parenting; family research conducted by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW); the National Institute of Education's (NIE) conference on Parents as Educators; the effect of the Head Start program on families; the historical involvement of the federal government in protecting the rights of parents to rear their children; public policy and parenting; and pending legislation affecting parenting. A detailed description of the Child Care Bill (1979) is also presented. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Family Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Parent Education, Political Issues, Public Policy
In "Parenthood in a Changing Society" available from: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education, University of Illinois, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (Catalog No. 190, $5.00)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.; Memphis State Univ., TN.
Identifiers: Child Care Legislation; Parenting; Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Parenting, Memphis State University (Memphis, TN, March 26, 1979).