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ERIC Number: ED174305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Note on Some Issues Raised at the Athens International Symposium on "The Child in the World of Tomorrow" (Athens, Greece, July 2-8, 1978).
Guest, Iain
This article reports on some of the important issues in seven general content areas (infancy, family, women, society, health, education, and children's rights) which were raised at the June, 1978, Athens International Symposium on The Child in the World of Tomorrow. Problems of both developed and developing countries are addressed. The notes on infancy focus on stimulation, nutrition, nutrition and mental development, breast-feeding, and overnutrition. Information is given about the family centers on birth rates, nuclear versus extended families, substitute parents and parental roles. Working mothers in Africa, women in Latin America, women in Europe, women's liberation and child care are discussed in the section on women. Society is discussed in terms of diseases of technologically advanced societies, play facilities and migrant experiences. Health concerns include the insensitivity of professionals, irrelevance of medicine in the Third World, self care, and primary health care. The notes on educational issues focus on the role of the professionals, preschooling, parent involvement, and the gifted and handicapped. Concluding notes are concerned with children's rights, child abuse, and the relationship between the state and the family. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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