ERIC Number: ED160220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Controversial Issues in Child Development.
Pilling, Doria; Pringle, Mia Kellmer
This review of child development research (primarily British and American) is organized around three major themes: the parental role and women's liberation; the role of educators in enhancing or hindering the life chances of pupils; and the problems of disadvantagement and the feasibility of intervention to prevent, minimize or eliminate its long term consequences for children's development. The subjects chosen for review are: (1) the impact of very early life experiences (social attachments, early environmental experiences, and quality of interaction between children and their caretakers) on development; (2) the effects of sharing the care of young children during the infancy, preschool and school age stages of development; (3) the role of the father in the family; (4) the effects of teachers' expectations on pupils' performance; and (5) effects of disadvantagement and intervention on the health and intelligence of young children. (CM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Experience, Educational Experience, Emotional Development, Fathers, Intervention, Literature Reviews, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Performance Factors, Sex Role, Social Development, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Influence
Schocken Books, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($18.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Children's Bureau, London (England).