ERIC Number: ED127748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Child Variance. Volume 5. Conference Proceedings.
Rhodes, William C.
Presented in the fifth volume in a series are the proceedings of six separate conferences held over a period of five years (197l - 1975), each representing the culmination of a set of studies in child variance. The proceedings are one of an interrelated group of products for each year of studies, which includes a volume of research reports, training videotapes, and a videotape record of the conferences. Explored during the first, Theories of Emotional Disturbance Conference, were the convergences and divergences of the following: (1) biogenic theories, (2) learning and behavioral theories, (3) psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories, (4) sociological theories, (5) ecological theories, and (6) countertheories. In the second, Intervention Strategies Conference, interventions suggested by the above theories were explored and innovative programs employing these interventions were discussed. Experts at the third, Service Delivery Systems Conference, examined the following delivery systems which had been studied: (1) mental health, (2) education, (3) corrections, (4) social welfare services, (5) religious welfare services, and (6) counterinstitutions. The fourth, fifth, and sixth were futures conferences which attempted to predict and make recommendations for future directions in the field of child variance. The fourth, focused on Child Care in a Strained Society, made such recommendations as the elimination of labeling and classification and consciousness raising among professionals. Schools, Melting Pot, and Differences was the title of the fifth conference, which covered such issues as school dropout rates and cultural deprivation. The sixth, Who Cares for America's Children, made such recommendations as shifting emphasis from helping troubled children to rearing healthy children who are resistant to damage. Names and affiliations of the participants are included and a list of 34 videotapes is appended. (IM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Health Services, Intervention, Labeling (of Persons), Nontraditional Education, Prediction, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Psychological Services, Services, Social Services, Theories, Trend Analysis, Videotape Recordings
The University of Michigan, Publications Distribution Service, 615 East University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.
Note: For related document, see ED 116 388