ERIC Number: ED299492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Fisher, Christine R.
This document discusses latchkey children. It states the problem to be the academic, social, and emotional effects experienced by "latchkey children." Eleven papers or articles on these academic, social, and emotional effects are annotated. Fifteen papers or articles on types of programs available for latchkey children are also annotated. Nine terms such as "isolation" and "self-care" are defined. The following points are summarized: (1) the emotional impact of the latchkey situation depends on the situation, but fear that someone would break into the house was the most common fear and hiding the most common method of coping; (2) socialization was limited because of lack of contact with parents and friends; (3) cognitive deficits existed among latchkey girls and greater concern about homework; and (4) increasing numbers of alternative programs are becoming available. The document recommends that: employers should become more involved in providing child care assistance; children should be better skilled in maintaining themselves; awareness programs for parents, teachers, and children should be developed; and child care programs should be expanded. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.