ERIC Number: ED355008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Process of Change: Altering the Practice of Care in a Children's Home in the Middle East. Studies and Evaluation Papers 10.
Aberg, Birgitta Galldin
This report describes a 2-year effort begun in fall, 1988, to improve the child care provided at the Child Health and Development Institute, located in an unidentified Middle Eastern country. The report begins by stating eight guidelines that governed the project. Discussion then turns to the three phases of the project: (1) identifying and analyzing the problems involved; (2) preparing the staff and selecting the children who would participate in the project; and (3) getting official approval from the Ministry of Social Affairs. It was intended that the group of children and staff involved in the project would be reminiscent of an Arab family to the degree possible. As a result of the project, 6 of the 15 participating children left the institute and returned to their biological parents, an outcome that was considered "a financial gain for society." Brief descriptions of each child, and an outline of the daily routine for the children, are included. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).