ERIC Number: ED046535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Children and Their Physical and Social Environment. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 19. (Working Copy).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
We want an environment that is good for all our children to grow up in and reach their full potential. They need an environment that gives them many kinds of experiences, that provides both privacy and opportunities to form social bonds, and that is enriched by beauty. To provide such an environment for our children, we must also provide it for adults. Unfortunately, our public policies and programs have shaped a world which is inhospitable to both. Policies for land use, transportation, taxation, zoning, and housing have limited opportunities for cooperation among groups segregated by these policies. One of our major national goals should focus on planning and providing for an environment that is good in every sense for the creative growth of both children and adults. We recommend the establishment of a standing Commission for the Coming Generation. The Commission would take a broad view of national policies and programs--not only those specifically directed toward children--and act as an advocate for the young in all fields. (Author/WY)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.