ERIC Number: ED237666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Parent Tutorial Curriculum: A Home Instruction Program of Family Life Education for Clients of a Child Welfare Agency.
Bailey, Douglas B.; Dowling, William D.
A tutorial program of family life education has been developed for use in the homes of parents who are clients of Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) in Columbus, Ohio. The subject matter of the Parent Tutorial Curriculum (PTC) is divided into five content areas: self esteem (2 modules), communications (9), child rearing (4), homemaking (9), and helping families manage (6). Curriculum materials include written lesson plans for the modules, filmstrips, illustrated teaching aids, charts, pamphlets, and other printed handouts. The PTC is designed for use by casework staff when making home visits to clients who display some learning need. The overall needs of both low-income and middle-class clients are the basis for the educational objectives of the PTC that are limited to introductory and basic knowledges, attitudes, and actions. The rationale for the PTC is linked to certain phenomena encountered in efforts from FCCS to provide family life education for the parents of needy and neglected children: difficulties that hinder enrollment of clients in instructional groups, problems created by clients' failure to participate in family life educational programs, and special advantages of a tutorial curriculum as an educational strategy. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio (Columbus)