ERIC Number: ED055266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Family & Personal Development in Adult Basic Education: Curriculum Guide and Resource Units.
Davidson, Edmonia W.
This study aims to help teachers work effectively with low-income families by: (1) developing an understanding of the circumstances and life styles of Negroes, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and other minority groups, and (2) utilizing reality-oriented resource units in family health and safety, homemaking skills, consumer education, and money management. The report is divided into two parts. Part I includes: (1) a discussion of family income distribution in the United States in 1960, using charts and graphs to illustrate percentages, (2) an analysis of changes in low family income in the United States during the period 1959-69, with special attention paid to race and sex, (3) a depiction of the life-styles of low-income families, with a discussion of the values common to this group, and (4) a bibliography of reading materials and films relating to the overall subject. Part II contains five selected curriculum units, all dedicated to improving the educational level of these families. These units are entitled as follows: (1) Family Health and Safety, (2) Consumer Education and Money Management, (3) Homemaking Skills: Food and Clothing, (4) Family Planning and Family Relationships, and (5) The Family and the Community. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bibliographies, Community Involvement, Consumer Education, Family Health, Family Life Education, Family Planning, Films, Homemaking Skills, Instructional Materials, Low Income Groups, Parent Education, Program Content, Program Development, Safety, Statistical Data, Teaching Guides
National University Extension Association, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Extension Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Copyright is claimed until December 31, 1975. Thereafter all portions of this work covered by this copyright will be in the public domain