ERIC Number: ED176484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
County Agents for Children. Final Report. Part I.
George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development.
The document, over two-thirds of which consists of attachments, presents Part I of the final report on a child advocacy research and demonstration program in Tennessee, called County Agents for Children. The program established four county agents as general advocates for children in four rural counties, with roles modeled after those of county agricultural agents. They developed procedures to identify unfilled expressive and instrumental needs of children in the counties and to insure the meeting of these needs by increasing the knowledge and understanding of child development among parents, families, community clubs, and other organizations. The county agents promoted understanding of the findings of research in education and child development in a manner similar to that used by county agricultural agents in their own field, and also promoted improved coordination and linkage among community systems important to children. Data and experiences relating to the program, procedures, and objectives are reported with a view toward replicating the program elsewhere. Included in the attachments are such things as examples of reading material furnished to agents, infant mortality charts, a summary of services to children and adults, a performance discrepancy chart, and job descriptions. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee