ERIC Number: ED097431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rhyme, Reason, and Responsibility: A Sitter's Manual.
Bowen, Uvelia S. A.
The document is a training manual intended to help a student develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent child care worker in a private household. The manual was developed by a licensed, non-profit trade school operated by Household Employment Association for Reevaluation and Training (HEART), and it reflects the association's concern for upgrading the status of household employment by devoting three of the five chapters to the relationship between employer and employee. The rights and responsibilities of each are clearly defined to ensure professionalism, self-esteem, and pride for the employee, and a high quality of service for the employer. The first chapter is a pre-test, which helps the student determine his suitability for people care; the final chapter is comprised of pointers of importance for sitters in such areas as safety and health, including first aid information. The manual does not treat child psychology, child development, nor aspects of child care other than concerns of safety; one page of "fun time ideas" is included, however, as is a one-page bibliography of resource materials on child development. (AJ)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Employee Responsibility, Employer Employee Relationship, First Aid, Guides, Health Education, Household Workers, Instructional Materials, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Conditions, Safety Education, Service Occupations, Vocational Education, Working Hours
Uvelia S. A. Bowen, 441 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A