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ERIC Number: ED017676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 43
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TOWARD THE IMPROVEMENT OF FAMILY LIFE THROUGH EDUCATION.
SIMPSON, ELIZABETH; VOELCKER, PAULINE
SOCIAL CHANGES ARE REFLECTED IN FAMILY LIFE. IN PLANNING A PROGRAM AIMED AT IMPROVING FAMILY LIVING, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO CONSIDER THE EFFECTS OF CHANGES. FAMILIES HAVE MOVED OFF THE FARM, HAVE MOVED FROM PRODUCTION TO CONSUMPTION, HAVE SHIFTED FROM AN ECONOMY OF SCARCITY TO AN ECONOMY OF ABUNDANCE, HAVE BECOME SMALLER, WORK LESS AND LIVE BETTER, ARE ESTABLISHED IN LARGER NUMBERS AND AT YOUNGER AGES, HAVE MORE COMPLEX AND FLEXIBLE ROLES, ARE MORE UNSTABLE, AND MEMBERS HAVE MORE FREEDOM TO BE THEMSELVES. FOR THE PROGRAM TO BE MEANINGFUL IN TERMS OF BEHAVIORAL CHANGE, CONSIDERATION MUST ALSO BE GIVEN TO THE CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF THOSE BEING TAUGHT AND TO THE DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS THEY NEED TO ACCOMPLISH--(1) ACCEPTING ONE'S CHANGING BODY AND LEARNING TO USE IT EFFECTIVELY, (2) ACHIEVING A SATISFYING AND SOCIALLY ACCEPTED MASCULINE OR FEMININE ROLE, (3) FINDING ONESELF AS A MEMBER OF ONE'S OWN GENERATION IN MORE MATURE RELATIONS WITH ONE'S AGEMATES, (4) ACHIEVING EMOTIONAL INDEPENDENCE OF PARENTS AND OTHER ADULTS, (5) SELECTING AND PREPARING FOR AN OCCUPATION AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE, (6) PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE, (7) DEVELOPING INTELLECTUAL SKILLS AND SOCIAL SENSITIVENESS NECESSARY FOR CIVIC COMPETENCE, AND (8) DEVELOPING A WORKABLE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THAT MAKES SENSE IN TODAY'S WORLD. CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS OF STUDENTS, AGES 11 TO 18, CONCEPTS AND GENERALIZATIONS, CORRESPONDING LEARNING EXPERIENCES, CHECKLISTS AND QUESTIONNAIRES, AND UNIT OUTLINES FOR FAMILY LIVING ARE INCLUDED. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "ILLINOIS TEACHER", VOLUME 2, NUMBER 11. (FP)
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