ERIC Number: ED203211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Exploring the Parenthood Choice: An Activities Guide for Educators.
This guide for educators, produced by the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, contains 20 activities designed to help adolescents explore the issues of parenting, with a special emphasis on parenthood as a choice. Activities to implement the learning objectives are suggested, including values clarification exercises, infor- mation sharing, community experiences, role plays, and case studies. Each section covers a different aspect of the parenthood choice: (1) preliminary questions; (2) resources for family life; (3) knowledge about children; (4) the parenthood option; (5) the childfree option; and (6) the decision. Facilitator instructions, worksheets, suggestions for integrating the activities into existing programs, and the role of the leader are discussed. The appendices contain information to increase the leader's knowledge about childlessness and about resources in the parenthood education field. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Child Development, Decision Making, Family Life Education, Family Planning, Individual Power, Learning Activities, Parenthood Education, Secondary Education, Values Clarification
National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, 2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, Washington, DC.