ERIC Number: ED136948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
200 Years of Children.
Grotberg, Edith H., Ed.
This book surveys different aspects of childhood in the United States during its first 200 years. The first chapter surveys trends in immigration, mortality and health, education, and income. Chapter 2 is an historical review of family behavior. In Chapter 3, child health services over the last 200 years are reviewed including early policy and programs, the founding of the Children's Bureau, and recent programs and medical breakthroughs sponsored by the federal government. Chapter 4 is a collection of essays on American educational systems and opportunities. Chapter 5 reviews various social services and reforms. Chapter 6 surveys children's recreation over the last 200 years. In Chapter 7, different periods in children's literature are explored. Chapter 8 reviews attitudes, concepts and facts about child development. Chapter 9 discusses children and the law. Implications for the future are discussed. (SB)
Descriptors: American History, Child Development, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Literature, Educational History, Educational Programs, Family Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Health Services, History, Legislation, Recreation, Social History, Welfare Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-090-00029-1, $6.70)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.