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The Resource It takes a village : and other lessons children teach us, Hillary Rodham Clinton

It takes a village : and other lessons children teach us, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Label
It takes a village : and other lessons children teach us
Title
It takes a village
Title remainder
and other lessons children teach us
Statement of responsibility
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For more than twenty-five years, First Lady Hiliary Rodham Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience with children - not only through her personal roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant - has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child. This book chronicles her quest - both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public - to discover how we can make our society into the kind of village that enables children to grow into able, caring, resilient adults. It is time, Mrs. Clinton believes, to acknowledge that we have to make some changes for our children's sake. Advances in technology and the global economy along with other developments in society have brought us much good, but they have also strained the fabric of family life, leaving us and our children poorer in many ways - physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually. She doesn't believe that we should, or can, turn back the clock to "the good old days". False nostalgia for "family values" is no solution. Nor is it useful to make an all-purpose bogeyman or savior of "government". But by looking honestly at the condition of our children, by understanding the wealth of new information research offers us about them, and, most important, by listening to the children themselves, we can begin a more fruitful discussion about their needs. And by sifting the past for clues to the structures that once bound us together, bylooking with an open mind at what other countries and cultures do for their children that we do not, and by identifying places where our "village" is flourishing - in families, schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, even in cyberspace - we can begin to create for our children the better tomorrow they deserve
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
LC call number
HQ792.U5
LC item number
C57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
It takes a village : and other lessons children teach us, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It Takes a Village -- No Family is an Island -- Every Child Needs a Champion -- The Bell Curve is a Curve Ball -- Kids Don't Come with Instructions -- The World is in a Hurry, Children Are Not -- An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Intesive Care -- Security Takes More Than a Blanket -- The Best Tool You Can Give a Child is a Shovel -- Children Are Born Believers -- Childhood Can Be a Service Academy -- Kids Are an Equal Employment Opportunity -- Child Care is Not a Spectator Sport -- Education = Expectations -- Seeing is Believing -- Every Business is a Family Business -- Children are Citizens Too -- Let Us Build a Village Worthy of Our Children
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780684818436
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
95051675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
It takes a village : and other lessons children teach us, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It Takes a Village -- No Family is an Island -- Every Child Needs a Champion -- The Bell Curve is a Curve Ball -- Kids Don't Come with Instructions -- The World is in a Hurry, Children Are Not -- An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Intesive Care -- Security Takes More Than a Blanket -- The Best Tool You Can Give a Child is a Shovel -- Children Are Born Believers -- Childhood Can Be a Service Academy -- Kids Are an Equal Employment Opportunity -- Child Care is Not a Spectator Sport -- Education = Expectations -- Seeing is Believing -- Every Business is a Family Business -- Children are Citizens Too -- Let Us Build a Village Worthy of Our Children
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780684818436
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
95051675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.

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