ERIC Number: ED261938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Welfare: Who Should be Entitled to Public Help? 1985 National Issues Forum.
Melville, Keith; Longman, Phillip
Appropriate for secondary school social studies or community programs, this publication considers the issue of welfare in the United States. The first of five sections, "Reassessing the Welfare State," looks at the history of welfare in America since Franklin Roosevelt and assesses the need for reexamining policy. "The Generous Revolution" looks at the basic human needs met by the welfare system. "A New Deal for the Neediest" presents the case that greater efforts should be made to provide public assistance to the neediest, even at the expense of cutting back on benefits to others. "Back to Basics" looks at the role the private sector should assume in providing social assistance. "Social Policy in an Age of Limits" considers whether policy developed in the 1930's and 1960's is appropriate for the 1980's. A self-administered pretest and posttest are provided with the readings. Additional materials include a reading list, acknowledgments, and materials order form. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Instructional Materials, Policy Formation, Private Agencies, Private Financial Support, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, United States History, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Order Dept., Domestic Policy Association, 5335 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429 ($3.00; three topics available on one VHS videotape, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Sponsor: Domestic Policy Association, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: For 1983-85 National Issues Forum publications, see ED 238 563, ED 255 428-432, and SO 016 806-807. Some illustrations may not reproduce clearly.