ERIC Number: ED250103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Education and Support for Parents: A Challenge for Group Practice in the Coming Decade.
Anglin, James P.
This paper provides a critical overview of recent developments in parent group education and suggests a basic reorientation of both the principles and structures currently characteristic of the field. A framework designed to encompass the ecology of parent functioning is offered as a stimulus to broadening the view of parenting found in contemporary parent education offerings. Illustrating a continuum of organizational forms in the broad field of parent education, the discussion describes key dimensions of family life, traditional social service provision, and two intermediary levels of organization (family support services and para-familial groups/services). Finally, reflecting an ecologically based, holistic framework, a reconceptualization of the core content of parent education is proposed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conceptual Frameworks; Critical Analysis; England
Note: Paper presented at the conference, "Group Care Practice: The Challenge of the Next Decade" (London, England, May 1, 1984).