ERIC Number: ED317019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Function of Culture in the Development of Social Policy. Follow-up to the Seminar (Evanston, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., Spring, 1988).
Swedish Information Service.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; National Lekotek Center, Evanston, IL.
This paper presents a compendium developed as a result of a series of seminars held during 1988 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish colony in North America. The seminar of which this is a follow-up was specifically focused on people with disabilities. It consists of interviews with four prominent Swedish and American experts in public policy and special education: Sarah deVincentis, Martin Soder, Agneta Hellstrom, and Ann Turnbull. Topics discussed include: origins of national approaches to welfare needs, formation of social policy and social services systems, the roles of private and corporate philanthropy, effects of national economic prosperity on social conscience, projections for future trends, effects on families of social policy, parental advocacy and legislation. (PB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Information Service.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; National Lekotek Center, Evanston, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden