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Mech, Edmund V.

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Works: 31 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 898 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Life skills guides  Abstracts  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Edmund V Mech
What works in child welfare by Miriam P., Ed Kluger( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the culmination of a body of research covering what works in the field of child welfare. Quite often we know that some programs benefit the children and families served, but rarely do we know how or why they work. What Works is written in a style accessible to all audiences and attempts to bridge the gap between researchers and policymakers. It is divided into six major sections: family preservation and support services, child protective services, out-of-home care, adoption, child care, and services for adolescents. Each section contains information on what works, conflicting evidence, cost effectiveness, and a summary table
Uncertain futures : foster youth in transition to adulthood by Edmund V Mech( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing foster youths for adult living : proceedings of an invitational research conference( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Independent-living services for at-risk adolescents( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on adoption research; papers by Society for Research in Child Development( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquency prevention : a program review of intervention approaches by Edmund V Mech( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monograph classifies, describes, and critically analyzes the major examples of juvenile delinquency prevention that have been reported by research and demonstration projects. Prevention efforts are noted to proceed along three distinct levels: promoting healthy development for all youth, focusing on youth who appear to be on the road to delinquency, and reaching youth who are already juvenile offenders. Two sections include descriptions of small-scale (such as individual services, special education provisions, and work experience) and large-scale (area intervention in cities including Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.) intervention programs. Results from action-oriented and research-oriented delinquency projects are reported and the research methodology used in evaluation of programs is examined. Studies on the problems and evaluations of youth service bureaus are cited. Outlined are three models for prevention (including a model for developing a community resource system) and proposed policy directions (in such areas as deinstitutionalization and school responsiveness). Appended is a paper on a family-oriented natural systems prevention model. (SB)
An experimental analysis of patterns of differential verbal reinforcement in classroom situations by Edmund V Mech( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolroom motivation by Ervin Kapos( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on adoption research by Henry S Maas( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolroom motivation: Two studies of quantity and pattern of verbal reinforcement as related to performance on a routine task by Ervin Kapos( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public welfare services for children and youth in Arizona : a special report prepared for the Arizona Legislative Council, Interim Committee on Health and Welfare by Edmund V Mech( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolroom motivation: Two studies of quantity and pattern of verbal reinforcement as related to performance on a routine task by Ervin Kapos( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental analysis of patterns of differential verbal reinforcement in classroom situations( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child Welfare : Journal of the Child Welfare League of America, Vol. 67, No. 6, Nov./Dec. 1988( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achievement-Motivation Patterns Among Low-Income Anglo-American, Mexican-American, and Negro Youth by Edmund V Mech( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project was designed to study the relationship between ethnic-racial factors and patterns of achievement motivation in males raised in low-income families. Anglo-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Negro Americans have been depicted as possessing achievement-orientation styles that are characteristially different from one another. The subjects were 605 males aged 13 to 16. Of this number, 425 were living in welfare families, and the balance were nonwelfare. Data collection was conducted with subjects individually. Interviewers were male college graduates in their midtwenties, and assigned to subjects on the basis of ethnic-racial matching. Of necessity, Mexican-American interviewers were bilingual. Indexes utilized were (a) level of aspiration; (b) Thematic-Apperception Test; (c) Edwards Personal Preference Scale; (d) performance inventory; (e) achievement tests; and, (f) grade-point-average. Compared with Anglo-American and Mexican-American subjects, Negro subjects ranked high on interview measures of achievement motivation but scored low on measures of achievement performance in school situations. In contrast, Mexican-American subjects did significantly less well on interview measures of achievement orientation but exceeded Negro and white subjects in school performance as measured by grade-point average. (Author/JM)
Preparing foster youth for adulthood( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolroom motivation by Ervin Kapos( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquency prevention : a conference perspective on issues and directions( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two studies of quantity and pattern of verbal reinforcement as related to a measure of drive on a routine task by Ervin Kapos( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Educational outcomes of emancipated foster youth : a life course perspective by Christine Rene Ludy-Dobson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The present study examined the educational attainments of young adults who have been emancipated from the foster care system. Data for this study were taken from a sub-set of youth who participated in the Foster Youth Project at the University of Illinois. Findings from the study suggest that the educational attainments of youth discharged from foster care are influenced by factors similar to their peers in the general population. Age at the time of interview and educational aspirations contributed most to the educational outcomes of project youth. Other factors affecting education included college preparatory track in high school, involvement in community organizations, and participation in independent living programs. Race and gender differences were found for the groups as well. White youth were found to have higher attainments than non-whites. Females were also found to have better educational outcomes than males. Closer examinations suggest that different factors affect the educational attainments of youth from different race and gender groups. Findings from the qualitative portion of this study may offer insights into the educational aspirations of the former foster youth who participated in this project. Youth who had either graduated from high school or went on to college had more positive experiences while in foster care. These youth further described relationships with at least one individual that influenced their life. Findings from this study suggest that several programmatic changes are needed. First, independent living programs must place more emphasis on the education of youth preparing for emancipation form foster care. Second, foster parents, and others these youth come into contact with while in care, must work to raise the educational aspirations of the foster youth in their care. Finally, programs specifically focused on education should be implemented for the entire foster care population
 
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