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ERIC Number: ED279427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-18
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Latchkey Children.
Marsh, Jill A.
To increase educators' awareness of the plight of latchkey children, this study reviewed literature concerning the negative and positive effects experienced by latchkey children. Also examined were possible solutions to the problem through techniques, guidelines, and existing programs. The first section of the review provides 12 annotated citations of research on the effects of self-care. The second section presents 15 annotated citations of research and working programs being used to solve the latchkey problem. A summary of findings indicated that (1) children left in self-care may experience both negative and positive effects; (2) the environment in which a child lives has a great effect on the positive or negative factors the child experiences; (3) increased after school care for children is needed to alleviate the latchkey problem; (4) parents' choice of preferred program depends on cost, availability, and location; and (5) the use of school-based programs were seen as the logical way to utilize existing facilities. (RH)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.