Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Education, Science and Technology"
|Titel||Scotland : ‘enjoying’ the rural life in the Highlands of Scotland|
|Tijdschrift||Early Childhood Matters|
|Organisatie||Bernard van Leer Foundation|
|Onderwerp||Education, Science and Technology|
|Trefwoorden||poverty, rural development, children, education|
|Samenvatting||This article shares the perceptions of an academic and researcher, who is concerned to ensure that adequate and appropriate services are|
available to poor rural children and their families. It sets out the realities of the rural world of Highland Scotland, highlighting the challenges that young children and their families face and focusing especially on the particular ways in which rural poverty impacts on everyday life. The project that he goes on to discuss, includes training parent volunteers to work with vulnerable families and support them through home visits, listening, helping with transport, shopping, childcare, running group work activities and helping families to use other services. The project generally aims to counter both rural poverty itself, and its effects on young children, partly through alliances of service providers. This approach demands the whole-hearted support and collaboration of the service providers, a strategy that is linked to ‘Sure Start’, a Scottish national programme with which the project is associated. A key feature of Sure Start is its insistence on generating maximum effectiveness through inter-agency cooperation.
|Rechten||© 2003 Bernard van Leer Foundation|