ERIC Number: ED422203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Marriage and Family Life in South Africa: Research Priorities. Theme 7: Preparation for Family Life, Family Enrichment, Family Counselling, and Available Services.
Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
The chapters in this book were prepared 10 years ago primarily from a developed nation's perspective. Only minor references were made to the black people of South Africa. The principles, methodologies, and methods described in the chapters still may be valid for certain sections of South African society but should be revised to be applicable to the whole society. Since 1987 all aspects of South African society have been subject to change. To determine the type of service required in the new South Africa, consideration must be given to the nature and extent of family-related problems and external influences on family life. To achieve this objective, an overview and epilogue are given of major events to impact family life since 1987. The book is divided into a preface describing the original research (L. W. Harvey), six parts and an epilogue updating key factors from the original research (I. Snyman). The titles of each part include: (1) "Research on Family Enrichment" (E. W. Harvey); (2) "Evaluative Research on Family Enrichment Programmes" (Annemie de Vos); (3) "The Family, Psychopathology, and Services" (J. D. van Wyk); (4) "Research on Divorce Counselling" (S. M. van Staden); (5) "Research on Pastoral Services in Respect of Marriage Problems" (C. de W. Lombaard); and (6) "Research on Available Counselling Services for Children" (S. H. van Wyk). Each part concludes with its own bibliography. (EH)
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Family Counseling, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Social Change, Socialization
Human Sciences Research Council Publishers, Private Bag X41, Pretoria, South Africa 0001.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers: South Africa