ERIC Number: ED256768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
America's Changing Families: A Guide for Educators. Fastback 219.
Appel, Karen W.
With new options for adoption, increasing numbers of children born out of wedlock, and higher incidence of divorce, the composition of the American family is changing. This monograph reviews the process of family change as it relates to the teacher's and school's role in helping children to cope with the adjustments family change impose. The emotional, mental, and financial stresses of parents and children are briefly discussed as they arise in the following problem areas: (1) single-parent families; (2) separation and divorce; (3) adjustment problems of children experiencing family change; (4) legal issues in the family change process; (5) adjustment problems of children relating to legal issues in the family change process; (6) step-parenting; and (7) adjustment problems to step-parenting. Suggestions are made for teachers and other school personnel to help children cope with these problems. Resources and references are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Divorce, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Helping Relationship, Legal Problems, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, School Role, Stepfamily, Student Needs, Teacher Role
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Publication of this fastback was sponsored by the Texas Christian University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.