ERIC Number: ED317939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-17
Reference Count: N/A
Parenting and Family Life Skills Education: A Model Curriculum.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
In 1988, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted the Parenting and Family Life Skills Act, KRS 158.797, which requires the teaching of parenting and family life skills to pupils in Kentucky's schools. Pursuant to this Act, the Kentucky Department of Education developed the model curriculum presented in this document as a guide for local school districts in designing their own parenting and family life skills program plan in compliance with the new state legislation. The goal of the model curriculum is to provide learning experiences and guidance relevant to the needs, concerns, interests, and aspirations that arise out of human psychosexual development. It promotes premarital abstinence through a focus on the "three r's": restraint, respect, and responsibility. Each grade-level curriculum plan, kindergarten through grade 12, is divided into six units: (1) Family Living; (2) About Me--Emotions; (3) About Me--Social; (4) About Me--Physical; (5) Interpersonal Relationships; and (6) Decision Making. Two separate chapters provide curricular plans for teaching about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Personal Safety and Family Violence Prevention. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky