ERIC Number: ED156318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Interim Report of the Family Impact Seminar, April 1978.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
This 1978 report of the Family Impact Seminar consists of: (1) an interim summary of conclusions reached by the seminar members as a group, (2) staff papers on the theoretical bases and evolving framework for family impact analysis, and (3) plans for pilot family impact statements. Chapter 1, reflecting the judgment of the seminar as a whole, is divided into sections on working definitions, values on which the work of the seminar is based, and preliminary findings which shape the direction of future work. Chapter 2 describes (1) the ecological perspective from which the values, preliminary findings, and conceptual framework of the seminar emerge, (2) the evolving framework and checklist for family impact analysis; and (3) problems encountered in attempts to use federally collected data, and the framework currently used to guide the fact-finding efforts of the seminar. Chapter 3 discusses current activities and plans for developing pilot family impact statements on government as employer and public foster care. The appendix includes a bibliography of books and articles, a list of family study centers which focus on public policies and families, and a list of individuals in state or local government who are interested in experimenting with the family impact idea. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Ecology, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Foster Homes, Policy Formation, Public Policy
Publications Coordinator, Institute for Educational Leadership, Suite 310, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.