Overview for Social Attitudes Towards Children
There is a growing awareness among the planners, administrators and social workers in the developing countries that social and economic development is a human process whose key ingredients and democratic participation and involvement of the people. The book contains judiciously selected articles, mainly on the theme of 'Social Attitude towards Children'. The topics viz. Child Care: A Global Perspective; State of the World's Children 1994; Child Development in the Third World: Spatial View Points; Bangladesh: From Disaster to Development; Growth of Child Population in India; Review of Research; Development of Religious Identity and Prejudice in Indian Children; Community and the Child; Social Policy, Children and their Families; Family as a Social System; Cultural Characteristics, Child Mortality and Survival; Context of Family in Child Development; Children of the Urban Poor; Problems and Opportunities; Trends in Well-Being Among Children; Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances; 'Homes' for Children; Child, Home, School and Peer Group; Learning and Perception; Evaluating and Recording Creative Learning; Why Creativity?; Relations between Piagetian and Psychometric Assessment of Intelligence, etc. are elaborately discussed. Students, scholars, teachers besides policy planners, NGOs and administrators will find this volume informative and useful.
Laxmi Devi (Editor)
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