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Group care for children: guidelines for planning
James K. Whittaker
Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 1972), pp. 51-61
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23712619
Page Count: 11
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Growing interest in group care for children highlights the fact that present theory consists of a patchwork of theoretical remnants, practice models, and traditional values. This article presents a historical analysis of the development of group care in the United States—and this society's ambivalent attitudes toward its children—from which are derived guidelines for planning and implications for further research.
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