In India, in the second half of the twentieth century, there was a vastly increased concern for the welfare of children. Various developmental programs were undertaken for the improvement of children’s status, especially in rural families. This book, first published in 1979, examines these programs and considers the enormous challenge of child care under the wide variety of conditions in this vast country.
1. Introduction 2. Historical Overview of Child Care 3. Prevailing Conceptions Regarding the Upbringing of the Child 4. The Nature of the Compact Between the Family and Society 5. Planning 6. Specific Socialization Settings and Processes 7. Training 8. Specific Systems of Child Care: Programs 9. Research Related to the Young Child 10. Future Directions