ERIC Number: ED382351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-12
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Learning How To Care: A Paradigm Shift in Home, School and Community.
Visits to more than 900 schools revealed that what is most longed for by teachers and students is a more caring environment. The Learning How to Care: Education for Parenting program (LHTC) curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 was created to teach youth an alternative to violence and to link the concepts of parenting and caring. Caring is defined as a process involving an attitude of being concerned, an awareness of situations, a knowledge of possible choices and an ability to assess which alternative is best. It implies using the skills of problem-solving, planning, observing, listening, communicating, empathizing, brainstorming options, assessing the consequences of one's choices, and acting and reflecting on one's actions. From 1989 to 1991 the LHTC program was instituted in two inner city schools and anecdotal responses of participants are reported. The program was also conducted in parochial schools. The community dimension of LHTC is also discussed. Contains 49 references. (DR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (56th, Minneapolis, MN, November 12, 1994).