ERIC Number: ED062008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Infant Development Research: Problems in Intervention.
Honig, Alice S.
A study of the advantages and disadvantages of various types of infant care provided by someone other than the mother is presented. Problems listed as occurring in intervention programs include: maternal-child attachment, individual differences among infants, planning problems, and emotional-social development. Types of intervention studied are: the center model (outside-the-home center), the tutorial model (within a home setting), the home-visit model, and the parent-group model (teaching of parents). Role of the caregiver is conceptualized as follows: (1) home visitor - a guest having a position of low power in the home, and (2) teacher - one who aids the child in achieving a sense of competence. The point is made that evaluation of caregiving programs for low-income children is difficult and often confounded by complex motivational factors, such as a mother's attitudes toward intervention. The importance of dissemination of infant programs is stressed. (CK)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Child Development, Emotional Development, Evaluation, Home Visits, Individual Differences, Infant Behavior, Infants, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Low Income Groups, Models, Mothers, Motivation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Planning, Poverty, Problem Solving, Research, Role Perception, Social Development, Social Workers, Teachers, Tutoring
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Note: Paper presented at Merrill-Palmer Institute Conference on Research and Training of Infant Development (Detroit, Mich., Feb. 1972)