ERIC Number: ED220400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Instructional Units on Family Life Education for the Primary Teachers' Certificate in Swaziland. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 26.
This discussion of the development of family life education (FLE) in Swaziland is presented in three sections. Chapter One examines social change in developing nations which has resulted in: (1) large migrations from rural to urban areas; (2) strain on the capacity and effectiveness of the schools; (3) disturbance of the traditional family structure; and (4) waning of the influence of the church and religion as a source of moral instruction. Chapter two discusses the development of an instructional sequence for guiding teacher educators in conducting FLE programs, and for assisting student teachers in the organization and conduct of meaningful teaching/learning experiences for adolescents. Two suggested teaching modules are presented for preservice education programs. Module I,"Adolescence," includes units on: (1) physical development at adolescence; (2) psychological and social aspects of adolescence; (3) developmental tasks of adolescence; (4) major adolescent problems; and (5) guidance and counseling of adolescents. Module II, "Responsible Parenthood," deals with parenthood education, and emphasizes the relationships, responsibilities, and interdependencies of families. Chapter three examines methods of evaluation of these units and possible implementation problems and techniques. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.