ERIC Number: ED239741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Life Style Study: Children of the Lesser World in the English-Speaking Caribbean. Volume V: Household Structures and Settings.
Grant, D. R. B.; And Others
This monograph describes the developmental context of disadvantaged children in the English-speaking Caribbean. Reported in nontechnical language are the frequencies of responses on a parent interview schedule made by a sample of heads of households with children 0 to 3 years of age. Section 1, part 1 presents information on type of family union, the age at which the mother gave birth, her visit(s) to the clinic, and her approach to breast-feeding and toileting. Section 1, part 2 focuses on child-oriented parental attitudes and beliefs, parent-child attachment, provisions for the development of the child's visual-motor perceptual skills, and initiations into household chores. Section 1, part 3 discusses data concerning the educational level of parents, their occupation and income, and their reading habits. Section 2, part 1 examines data on aspects of the human setting such as family size and number of people helping in child care and childrearing. Section 2, part 2 describes the social process setting as a factor in the development of the child. Section 2, part 3 describes the physical setting in which the child interacts with people and things. Appended are a researcher's personal narrative reflecting emotional responses to the conditions of these poverty-stricken people and an account of an intervention to improve the nutrition of children of participating families. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attachment Behavior, Child Rearing, Developing Nations, Early Parenthood, Family Environment, Family Income, Family Relationship, Family Size, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Health, Nutrition, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Perceptual Development, Poverty, Reading Habits, Toilet Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation for Early Childhood Education (CECE), Kingston, Jamaica.
Identifiers: Breastfeeding; Caribbean Islanders; Postpartum Care; Prenatal Care; Superstition
Note: For related documents, see ED 229 104-105 and ED 229 107-108.