ERIC Number: ED242978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Committee for Parenting Education in Illinois.
Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.
This report contains information on the activities undertaken by the Parenting Education Committee. Background information is first provided together with the history of this committee whose purpose was to study parenting education statewide and to identify suitable areas for a curriculum as well as available resources. Results follow of a study of 39 states that collected copies of their parenting education curricula. What Illinois is currently doing in the area of parenting education is then discussed. These products of the Parenting Education Committee are next presented: a parenting education definition, the concepts that the basic component group of the committee selected for inclusion in the curriculum, and the eight recommendations of the implementation group. These recommendations suggest ways to incorporate a parenting education curriculum within the school system as well as other institutions. The qualifications of the teacher are considered. An appendix contains a chart with the following information on parenting education in other states: state, title of curriculum, grade levels, how began, and how implemented. The bill that mandates parenting education in Illinois is also appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Committees, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Parenthood Education, State Legislation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
Illinois Commission on Children, 3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Room 206, Springfield, IL 62701.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois