ERIC Number: ED393567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Twelve Who Survive: Strengthening Programmes of Early Childhood Development in the Third World. Second Edition.
Currently, 12 out of every 13 children born will live to celebrate a first birthday. This figure is expected to improve, yet many international organizations and some governments continue to place almost exclusive emphasis on further reducing mortality, with little attention to the development and welfare of the survivors. This book argues that such programs should go beyond survival and that more should be invested in programs devoted to growth, development, and care in early childhood. Part 1, "Setting the Stage," provides a rationale for investment in early childhood development and examines the current state of such investment. Part 2, "In Search of Conceptual Clarity," examines misconceptions about child development and care. This section also looks at frameworks for understanding the variables that affect survival, growth, and development, and identifies five complementary programming approaches. Part 3, "A State of the Practice," details these approaches in practice. Part 4, "Combining Programme Concerns," explores the multiple factors that must be considered in integrated programs, including health and nutrition, schooling, child care, and employed mothers. Part 5, "Involving People," looks at community partnerships, and the effects of cultural differences in childrearing. Part 6, "How Big and What Will It Cost?" examines economies of scale, and mobilizing resources. The "Conclusions" part of the book considers priorities for the next decade and beyond. Each chapter contains references, and numerous tables, figures, and illustrations are included. (HTH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Infant Mortality, Integrated Services, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Social Influences, Young Children
High/Scope Press, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.