ERIC Number: ED154920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Child Care in the Family: A Review of Research and Some Propositions for Policy.
This book reviews research on the characteristics and behavior of family members that affect children's psychological development (Part I) and, drawing on that research, offers some propositions for child care policy (Part II). Part I deals with research concerning children in four age groups: infancy (0 to 6 months), early childhood (6 months to 3 years), preschool (3 to 6 years), and the early school years (6 to 9 years). Part II presents policy suggestions grouped into five categories: the importance of variety in policies, components of child care, the family as a child care environment, alternative child care environments, and accessibility and authority of policy. The difficulties and dangers of using current research data for formulating policy propositions are discussed in some detail. Concluding comments identify areas for future research that would facilitate the planning of child care policies. (CM)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Behavioral Science Research, Child Care, Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Family Environment, Family Influence, Literature Reviews, Policy Formation, Research Problems
Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($11.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
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