ERIC Number: ED175525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Children in Contemporary Society. IYC Series: Part I. A Changing Society and the Family.
Frank, Mary, Ed.
Children in Contemporary Society, v12 n13 1979
This collection of seven abridged symposium papers discusses contemporary social conditions which affect the nuclear family and suggests directions for intervention. The introduction declares that the family remains the single most important unit in civilized society. Its destruction is seen to be the destruction of society as we know it. The papers (1) forecast family-related socioeconomic developments in the 1980s. (2) criticize supervisory functions of legal institutions which interfere with family supervisory functions, (3) advocate nurturant medical support services for young parents, (4) suggests ways to involve families in medical decision making, (5) survey the response of organized religion to issues related to family living, (6) criticize media influences on family attitudes and behavior and media exploitation of children, and (7) probe influences of the traditional family role of women on women's creativity. (The entire symposium was videotaped and is available for rent in segments of two hours each.) (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Authors, Church Programs, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Health, Family Income, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Females, Group Unity, Legal Responsibility, Mass Media, Medical Services, Opinions, Religion
Children in Contemporary Society, P. O. Box 11173, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, PA.