Poverty Begins at Home: The Mother-Child Education Programme (MOCEP) in the Kingdom of Bahrain

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Peter Lang, 2005 - Education - 188 pages
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Globally, there are many notable intervention programmes serving impoverished families, but few are specific to the Middle East region. This book focuses on the effects of a high quality home-education intervention programme for families living in persistent poverty in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Research evidence demonstrates that the Mother-Child Home Education Programme (MOCEP) is a powerful tool for improving children's pre-readiness abilities and parental child-rearing behaviours and strategies. As a result of the successful implementation of the programme, families living in poverty are empowered with new perceptions, ideals, goals, and opportunities that improve their lives. The book also discusses different types of intervention and suggests the need for improved standards based on clearly demonstrated key criteria for defining and implementing successful future intervention programmes for families at risk.

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I recently was doing a research paper on the MOCEP program in Bahrain. Dr. J. Hadeed has carefully outlined the real need for early child intervention for both the child and parent to develop in poverty stricken areas of Bahrain. Dr. Hadeed is the director of MOCEP which provides that foundation for children and parents who are looking for a program that is highly successful in many parts of the Arab countries. Excellent book and I would highly recommend it.  


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The Author: Julie Hadeed is the Founder/Director of the Mother-Child Home Education Programme (MOCEP) and the Bahrain Montessori Centre (BMC), Institute for Teacher Training and Research, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She received her Ph.D. in early childhood development and psychology from the Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom. She has published (both in English and Arabic) several articles in professional journals, which pertain to early childhood education and development in the Middle East region.

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