ERIC Number: ED384824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Futures. A Resource for Developing Home and Family Life Education Programs. Revised Working Materials.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This curriculum guide was designed to help teachers in strengthening the ability of students from middle school through grade 12 to recognize complex problems, examine competing points of view, and engage in dialogue leading to practical solutions for issues that affect individuals and families and ultimately the world. The course integrates the six traditional areas of home and family life education: child development, family relationships, nutrition and foods, clothing and textiles, housing and living environments, and consumer education. The course is student centered and focuses on process skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. This guide contains resources and model units for three areas: getting started in life--life philosophy, personal choices, and balancing work and family. Each section contains a focus statement, issues to be discussed, learning plans, and learning activities. In addition, preliminary work on focus statements and issues is provided for sections on resource management, independent living, family health, and parenting/children. A resource section contains reprinted material that may assist home and family life education teachers and a selected list of 144 resources. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.