ERIC Number: ED326642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: 0
Life Skills for Single Parents: A Curriculum Guide.
Uhlenberg, Beverly M.; Estrem, Cary E.
This curriculum guide is designed to teach everyday skills that single parents need to build strong families. The curriculum is nonsexist, has a low reading level, is activity oriented, meets the needs of single parents as identified by parents in North Dakota, may be used with individuals or groups, requires little preparation by the leader, and can be adapted to fit classes of different lengths and different numbers of meeting times. The curriculum focuses on problem-solving skills, incorporating the Practical Action Teaching Approach (Laster 1982), a model for teaching problem solving that enables learners to solve their own problems and to acquire new information and skills based on their own needs. The curriculum contains five units that cover the following skills: self-esteem and assertiveness; managing stress; raising happy, healthy children; managing money matters; and food for healthy families. Each unit consists of an introduction, problem-solving suggestions, and 13 to 35 activities for participants. Some activities include handouts with space for participants to plan actions and answer questions. (KC)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Child Rearing, Consumer Education, Course Content, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Family Life Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Money Management, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Teaching Methods
Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research, Box 8158, University Station, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8158 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research.
Identifiers: North Dakota
Note: Printed in part on colored paper.