ERIC Number: ED195354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Your Stay with Family: An Orientation to Your Most Important Learning Years.
This workshop discussion guide identifies experiences that the family contributes to the life-long learning, growth and achievement of children and adults. In narrative form, the presentation proceeds metaphorically. Family life is seen as a "school curriculum" complete with instruction in three content areas: (1) SELF-CONCEPT (courses offered include Love, Recognition, Time and Responsibility); and (2) ROLE MODELS (courses offered include Feelings, Problem Solving, Reading, and Television Viewing); and (3) COMMUNICATION STYLE (Checking, Probe, Support, and Limits and Consequences). The three "courses of study" are seen as having important implications for academic achievement and success in the world outside the family. The child who approaches academic tasks with a sense of worthiness and competence, who has positive role models to guide the choices of behavior, and who has a variety of strategies for problem solving has an important head start in mastering the skills of achievement. Worksheets for prompting thought about self-concept, role models, and communication style are provided. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the State Early Childhood Conference (Glassboro, NJ, October 30, 1980).