ERIC Number: ED196563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Single Parent Families, Parts 1-4. Options in Education Program Nos. 272-275.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
Four National Public Radio interviews with single parents, their children and concerned others are recounted in these transcriptions. The interviews cover a wide range of topics, including problems faced by single parents (for example, routine difficulties of managing daily chores and emotional difficulties); single parents' perceptions of the attitudes and reactions of society and friends towards them; single parents' experiences of discriminatory acts by institutions and professionals; and methods used by single parents to resolve family problems. Additionally, the reactions of a young girl to her parents' divorce, aspects of the relationship between a father and his daughter, cooperation among black single mothers, and resources providing support to single parents and their children are described. In conclusion, stereotypes of single parents are discussed and a study of school attendance that was thought to have contributed to the stereotyping of single parents is criticized and defended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.