ERIC Number: ED222838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Education and the Children of One-Parent Families: A Background Paper.
Current literature about children of one-parent families can provide educators with information on what effects living in a one-parent family have on a child's personality, behavior, and academic performance. Research indicates that at the elementary level children often fear abandonment, act aggressively, and display attention-seeking behaviors after their parents have separated. At the secondary level, such children often blame themselves, display anger or withdrawal, and have difficulty with heterosexual relationships. In some cases the experience leads to greater independence and personal strength. Discussion groups and peer counseling are often helpful counseling techniques for children in one-parent families. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Childhood Needs, Children, Cohort Analysis, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Characteristics, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Planning and Research Branch.
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