ERIC Number: ED361635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
This document presents the curriculum guide for Life Planning Education, a youth development program that focuses on two of the most important tasks teenagers face: preparing for the world of work and dealing with their own sexual and reproductive development, feelings, and behaviors. These two tasks are integrated in the curriculum in a way that helps young people to realize how closely linked parenthood decisions and vocational choices are. Section I of this curriculum contains a special section for the leader that includes such "how to's" as "why,""where," and "when," suggestions on teaching techniques; and strategies for program implementation. The major portion of the document is contained in section II, Life Planning Education Activities. This section consists of 10 chapters that focus on: (1) self and identity; (2) personal and family values; (3) male or female (gender roles); (4) goal setting; (5) decision making; (6) parenthood; (7) sexuality; (8) AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and protective measures; (9) employment; and (10) good communication. Each of the chapters contains experiential activities designed to actively involve teenagers in the learning process. Section III is a resource section that suggests recommended resources related to all aspects of life planning education. Included is information on national organizations, films, and books for teenagers and for parents. The final section consists of appendices which contain supplementary information for the leader. (Contains 41 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.