ERIC Number: ED381727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Keys to Success in Marriage and Other Important Relationships: A Curriculum for Students Grades 7-12.
Morpeth, Ruth W.; Lollis, Michelle M.
This course curriculum specifically addresses interrelationships in marriage and family life. The fundamental concepts that are discussed are also applicable in establishing good relationships with friends, teachers, and boy/girl friends. The course is organized around three key principles that have been identified as major factors affecting success in marriage and other personal and social relationships. These principles are expressed as needs--the need for commitment, the need for communication, and the need for caring--and it is assumed that success in fulfilling these needs is more likely to be achieved through instruction in specific skills, and through guided practice in applying these skills, rather than as a natural outgrowth of maturation. Practicing specific skill development is considered of primary importance in the utilization of course materials. Course goals include empowering students to develop sound life management techniques. Individual lessons are structured to provide students with practice in identifying problems, in recognizing potential problems, in communicating and listening effectively, in responsible decision making, and in recognizing and respecting individual difference. Major goals include the strengthening of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love in participants. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Human Relations, Interpersonal Relationship, Intimacy, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Marriage, Relationship, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Teaching Guides
Dibble Fund for Marital Enhancement, P.O. Box 7881, Berkeley, CA 94707-0881, http://www.DibbleInstitute.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dibble Fund for Marital Enhancement, Kensington, CA.