ERIC Number: ED088584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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A Crosscultural Analysis of the Child Care System.
Boocock, Sarane Spence
This paper reports on a 1-year cross-cultural project designed to compare alternative modes of child care and child care programs in Sweden, Israel, and China with those in the United States. Based upon data available in documents pertaining to children, interviews with scholars involved in research on child care programs, and on-site observations at child care settings in Israel, Sweden, and the United States, this paper attempts to formulate a thesis on the kinds of social environments and interpersonal relationships which are most conducive to learning and academic achievement. Data has been compiled and discussed according to three major topics: role of the child, role of the parent, and role of the caretaker. The most general conclusion that can be drawn about the child care systems, in the United States and elsewhere, is that they are not providing enough of the kinds of care children need most. A second observation is that increased attention and concern in the United States should be paid to the discontinuities between our values and our behavior with respect to children. (CS)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: China; Israel; Sweden; United States