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ERIC Number: ED175575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Materials for the Family as Faculty.
Bergstrom, Joan; Lazar, Irving
This paper provides an overview of educational materials available for parents to use in facilitating their children's learning. The primary focus is on developing parental support systems which extend learning into the home through creative and effective use of materials. General considerations such as the larger social context of the learning process, historical changes in family interaction patterns, the role of play, and the role of the community in children's learning are briefly discussed. The current status of mass market materials is discussed in more detail, with consideration given to materials for different age groups, materials concerned with contemporary society (those concerned with human ecology, nutrition, health education, consumer education, social relations, etc.), and materials designed to offer parental support in fostering informal learning in children. Also covered are special home-school-community programs that foster parent-child interaction with respect to school learning; publications on parenting; and inadequacies and gaps in the mass market supply (sex-stereotyped materials; lack of consumer guidance in toy selection; lack of multicultural materials; safety problems; lack of creative educational materials; lack of materials adapted to the needs of handicapped children and their families; and lack of materials reflecting current knowledge about child development). A plan of action for materials development and distribution is recommended for implementation by the National Institute of Education. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Parents as Educators Conference (Washington, D.C., November 19-21, 1978)