ERIC Number: ED033432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Parental Education. Final Report.
Wasburne, Vera; Washburne, Norman F.
The objective of the pilot studies was to evolve a course which would increase the confidence and competence of young people to undertake the responsibility of parenthood, as well as to sharpen the awareness and sensitivity of those who had already undertaken this role. Three training groups of students were selected from Lake Erie College and the Community College for Adult Education. One of the groups consisted of seniors contemplating marriage, one consisted of young parents, and another of parents of adolescents. The hypothesis was justified that there would be identifiable recurrent problems or themes in all three groups. These were, as a matter of fact, uncovered by means of two-hour sessions with the students which were taped and analyzed, and these recurrent themes constitute the content of the proposed course which will henceforth be a part of the college curriculum. All of the participating students felt a great need for such a course and recommended that it also be available to high school students as well as to students in adult education. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Lake Erie Coll., Painesville, OH. Dept. of Psychology.; Lake Erie Coll., Painesville, OH. Community Coll. for Adult Education.