ERIC Number: ED386573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Balancing Family and Work.
Yahnke, Sally; And Others
The purpose of this monograph is to present a series of activities designed to teach strategies needed for effectively managing the multiple responsibilities of family and work. The guide contains 11 lesson plans dealing with balancing family and work that can be used in any home economics class, from middle school through college. The lesson plans can be used in courses ranging from career exploration to marriage and family living and from consumer economics to all other core courses. Following an introductory section, the lesson plans are organized by topic in four sections. The first section, Do I Want a Family and Career?, contains four lessons covering the following topics: impact of career decisions on family; impact of personal and family goals on family members; roles and responsibilities and their impact on family and work decisions; and impact of career decisions on individuals and families. The second section, The Balancing Act, contains the following five lessons: importance of time management in coordinating family and work; importance of time management in family and work decisions; personal and family beliefs and values about money management; and impact of communication on family and work decisions (communication effects on family relationships; and roadblocks to communication). The third section, Family and Economic Issues, contains a lesson on the importance of family advocacy, and the final section, Partnerships with Business and Industry, contains a lesson on how to hold a community meeting. Lesson plans include a perennial problems (ones faced over and over by successive generations of families), practical problems (that identify an action that can help address the perennial problem), learner outcomes, objectives, debriefing, and evaluation options. The guide includes a bibliography that lists 59 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Communications, Family Life Education, Family Work Relationship, Higher Education, Home Economics, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Quality of Life, Quality of Working Life, Secondary Education, Time Management, Values Clarification
Home Economics Education Association, P.O. Box 608, Gainesville, VA 22065 (publication no. A261-08482).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Gainesville, VA.