ERIC Number: ED207679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Children and Society: Issues for Pre-School Reforms.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
The eight essays in this volume were written in response to a request for critical comments on early childhood policies and on particularly controversial subjects. The essays cover eight topics: (1) day care problems, including short- and long-term effects on children of different ages, policy questions, developmental issues, and evaluation criteria; (2) education and health care integration, focusing upon maternal and child health care, preschool education, and children with special needs; (3) women, children, and child care centers in the Netherlands, focusing upon parent relationships with child care centers and on government legislation regarding child care centers; (4) social policy and child development, specifically describing the concept of ecology in human development; (5) models of social management of children's services, with critical appraisal of integrated projects in France; (6) coordination of services to preschoolers, focusing upon both resource needs and on implementation of practices based upon theory; (7) parent education, presenting course offerings, methods for implementing courses, and research about course effects; (8) training professionals and parents, with descriptions of projects in several countries, use of media, in-service training styles, and some British parents' protests about parent education. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Child Development, Coordination, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Children, Professional Training, Public Policy, Social Problems, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.