ERIC Number: ED204031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Family Systems: Development and Management. Unit for Child Studies Selected Papers Number 3.
Internal, external and managerial functions of husband and wife, father and mother, and child sub-systems of the nuclear family are identified and discussed. The process of becoming a family is explored. In characterizing an optimally functioning family, emphasis is placed on the ability of family members to negotiate and resolve their roles, organize their family, and manage their organization with maximal satisfaction. The importance of communication between family members, need for maintaining one another's identities, need for connection with friends and kin, and the internalization of the parents' parenting practices by the child are accented. Opinions about the future of marriage, whether troubled spouses should divorce or stay together, and the importance of communication are stated. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Family Life, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Group Unity, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Responsibility, Postsecondary Education
Unit for Child Studies, School of Education, University of NSW, P.O. Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia ($2.00; payment should be made in Australian dollars).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Education.
Note: For other papers in this series, see PS 012 277-285.