Behavior: Somebody--Let It, Please God, Be Somebody

"We like to think of America as a child-oriented society, but our actions belie our words. The actual patterns of life in America today are such that children and families come last," asserted one of the task force reports at last week's White House Conference on Children. The chairman of this task force is Urie Bronfenbrenner, noted Cornell psychologist, who drew considerable attention with his provocative report on education in Russia (TIME, April 27). Talking with Correspondent Ruth Galvin, Bronfenbrenner elaborated some of his ideas about the family and children.

THE battle today is not between children and parents; the battle...

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