Poverty Begins at Home

The Mother-Child Education Programme (MOCEP) in the Kingdom of Bahrain

by Julie Hadeed (Author)
Monographs XVIII, 188 Pages


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.


XVIII, 188
ISBN (Book)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XVIII, 188 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Julie Hadeed (Author)

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.


Title: Poverty Begins at Home