By Robert P. Boger, Richard A. Richter (auth.), Robert J. Griffore, Robert P. Boger (eds.)

This quantity is meant to handle modern points of kid rearing in the house and the college, in addition to significant dimensions of inter­ face among the house and the college. The authors of those chapters have used various kinds and techniques, and the variety of views is particularly huge and inclusive. a necessary inspiration integrating all chapters is that kid rearing is a human ecological main issue of dominant significance for the house, the college, and the neighborhood in the course of the 1980's and that this can remain actual sooner or later. This quantity is meant to be precious as a reference ebook, as a textual content, for researchers and for policy-makers. it truly is was hoping that the quantity will also be of use to oldsters, lecturers, institution directors, child-care employees and others who're attracted to baby nurturance. The editors desire to expand appreciation to lots of individuals who made this attempt attainable. Our colleagues, Hiram Fitzgerald and Marjorie Kostelnik, were such a lot necessary and inspiring. We thank them for his or her persistence, aid, and important editorial assistance in the course of the creation of the camera-ready replica of the amount. We additionally thank Barbara Taylor for her tips in typing the chapters, and Carrie DeMyers for typing the camera-ready reproduction. Carrie's good-nature and posi­ tive outlook helped to soft over the various frustrations inherent within the meeting and construction of anthologies akin to this one.

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Under the guidance provided by these several parent educational organizations and magazines, hundreds of thousands of women-mainly middle-class-met regularly to discuss in small groups the latest scientific findings on child development, hoping thereby to find answers to specific problems and also, no doubt, solace and confidence in a shared maternal identity. It is impossible now to do justice to the varieties of psychological advice disseminate under the aegis of the parent education movement, but a quick synopsis can highlight the major trends (I shall beg the more difficult question regarding influence on parental behavior).

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