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Poverty Begins at Home

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

Julie Hadeed

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.