ERIC Number: ED462173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Foundations of Child Well-Being. Action Research in Family and Early Childhood. UNESCO Education Sector Monograph.
Pollard, Elizabeth L.; Davidson, Lucy
This monograph from the Center for Child Well-Being, looks at children's well-being holistically, integrating physical, cognitive, and social-emotional dimensions. The monograph begins by identifying elements of child well-being and then reviews the literature on well-being, describing foundational elements in physical, social-emotional, and cognitive well-being and their interrelationships. With these elements in mind, the monograph then discusses scientific implications and next steps in their application to child health and development (these include producing a governing framework, enhancing indicators of well-being, building a directory of indicators, creating a registry for interventions, developing a national index of well-being, and establishing a parenting network). The monograph concludes with recommendations for the future of child well-being, including developing a strategic plan and an alliance of child well-being partners. (Contains 142 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development, Holistic Approach, Intervention, Literature Reviews, Physical Development, Social Development, Social Indicators, Well Being
Early Childhood and Family Education Unit, ED/BAS/YCF, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. Web site: http://www.education.unesco.org/educprog/ecf/index.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.; Task Force for Child Survival and Development, Decatur, GA. Center for Child Well-Being.