ERIC Number: ED327752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Parenthood Education Curriculum 1990.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Technical Education.
Oregon's Parenthood Curriculum has been designed for use within the state's middle/junior high school home economics classrooms; its overall goal is to enable future parents to nurture their children, based on a practical reasoning process that helps students examine the underlying causes of practical problems and the implications of solutions for themselves, their family and society in general. The practical reasoning process begins by identifying a common problem or question and then considering four areas in which to examine the problem: awareness of context, desired results, alternative approaches, and consequences of action. After an introductory rationale, user's guide, and curriculum model, the curriculum is divided into four units for middle school/junior high and five units for high school. Middle school units focus on the following self-development and caregiving concerns: developing self-awareness and self-acceptance; developing interpersonal relationships; exploring interaction of work and family; and promoting and developing caregiving skills. High school units focus on the following parenting concerns: (1) exploring the realities of being a parent; (2) developing a sense of self in parents and children; (3) promoting healthy parent-child relationships; (4) managing the interaction of work and family; and (5) creating supportive communities for parents and children. (TE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Caregivers, Child Rearing, Curriculum Design, Family Life Education, Home Economics Education, Home Management, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship, Parenthood Education, Preadolescents, Secondary Education, Self Concept, State Curriculum Guides
Publications Documents Clerk, Publications and Multimedia Center, Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem, OR 97310-0290 ($14.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Technical Education.