ERIC Number: ED201722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Childhood and Parenthood Competency Education. Final Report.
This report describes the third year of a project to develop a high school program which combines experience and theory to prepare students to meet their responsibilities as parents. The 24-page narrative discusses setting and participants, needs, program objectives and scope, methods (courses and other program components), findings (including evaluation) and analysis, recommendations, and benefits derived by students and the community. Appendix B provides two alternative interest approaches. Several forms used in the Cross-age Learning component (tutoring experience at elementary and middle schools) are in appendix C. Appendix E contains six curricula modules used in classroom instruction: (1) Who Am I? (2) Toward Self-Actualization, (3) Families: Traditional/"New Breed" (effect of changes in society), (4) Getting the Right Start (influence of heredity and environment on child development with emphasis on nutrition), (5) It's More Than Changing a Diaper (parenthood competencies), and (6) Experience with Children (simulation of laboratory experience with peers). Each module contains some or all of the following materials: student performance objectives; coordination of content/concepts with learning experiences or strategies, resources, and measurement of the effectiveness of the activity; learning activities/worksheets; evaluation materials; and information sheets. (Appendixes A and D list field-test teachers and dissemination of project materials.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Development, Child Rearing, Competency Based Education, Cross Age Teaching, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Environmental Influences, Experiential Learning, Heredity, High Schools, Home Economics, Laboratory Training, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Material Development, Nutrition, Parenthood Education, Practicums, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Social Change, Social Influences
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.