ERIC Number: ED184803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children in Contemporary Society. IYC Series: Part IV. Rural Children and Rural Families.
Frank, Mary, Ed.
Children in Contemporary Society, v13 n2 Jan 1980
The contemporary rural population, comprising one-quarter of the nation's total, is diverse. Hence, no single label can be applied to its inhabitants, its families, or its children. This collection of articles, highlighted with drawings by five year old rural residents, describes adaptations to modern American life made by three types of rural families--the Amish, the migrants, and the Appalachians; discusses the educational, health, housing and religious influences in rural life that shape the family and its children; emphasizes the need for accurate 1980 census reporting to reveal demographic change in the rural population; and takes a broad look at changes experienced by the rural community. Articles included are: "Being Amish: Some Notes on Childhood Socialization and Acculturation Among the Older Order Amish" by Roy C. Buck; "The Migrant Child: Coping with a Life Style" by Helen Fritz Hornbake; "The Appalachian Child" by E.E. Gotts and L.A. Higginbotham; "The Demography of the Rural Family" by C. Shannon Stokes; "Every School a Good School: A Rural School" by Robert G. Scanlon; "The Health of Rural Children" by Charles C. Crawford; "Housing in Nonmetropolitan America" by Joseph L. Wysocki; "Religion and the Rural Church" by Donald M. Crider; and "Trends and Issues in Rural Community Change" by Kenneth P. Wilkinson. (NEC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, PA.