Publication Date

1964

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Alexander, Virgil||Clettenberg, Joseph E.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Education

LCSH

Children--Institutional care--Philadelphia

Abstract

Through a first-hand study, the author has related the administrative problems of the Northern Home for Children. Included in the problems are the following areas: admissions, housing, staff, recreation, and morale. While each of these administrative problems are important and enmeshed in the entire concept of administering the institution, it was found that the most important element in a children’s institution is the quality of its staff. Northern Home for Children has been serving children for one hundred and eleven years, and its philosophy continues to be aimed at prevention of child problems and rehabilitation of the child who does have problems. A nonsectarian group home for boys and girls between the ages of six and eighteen, it is the largest institution of its type in the Philadelphia area. In the related literature, it was noted that the institution, in its present status, began the change from an intramural organization to a community centered one about fifty years ago. This change was initiated by the condemnation of the intramural institution by the First White House Conference.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

v, 19 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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