ERIC Number: ED129967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
Ecology of Child Development. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia For Promoting Useful Knowledge; Volume 119, Number 6, December 5, 1975.
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
This collection includes five papers dealing with different foci on the ecology of child development. The first presentation discusses childhood social indicators as means of monitoring the ecology of development. The second, on the social context of childhood, shows that how society treats its youngest members depends both upon its perception of what children are like and its perception of what is required for effective functioning of society itself. The value of children to parents and the decrease in family size is the subject of the third paper. This paper notes that in order to predict fertility trends and birth rates, one needs to understand the motivational factors underlying the desire to have children and to analyze these motivations in relation to other social conditions--such as analyzing the needs that children satisfy, as well as costs (both emotional and financial) that are involved in parenthood. The fourth paper, on "reality and research in the ecology of human development", documents the changes over time that have been taking place in one enduring context which is critical for human development--i.e., the family. The final paper focuses on mounting effective child advocacy. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual General Meeting, April 25, 1975