ERIC Number: ED411961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Beyond the Year of the Family: Defining the Agenda. St. Catharine's Conference (Windsor, England, February 1995). St. Catharine's Conference Report No. 47.
This report summarizes papers presented and the resulting discussions at a conference focused on key issues emerging from the 1994 United Nations International Year of the Family and how these issues should be reflected in policies for families in Great Britain. The papers addressed the following topics: (1) specific achievements of the United Kingdom International Year of the Family (Joanna Foster); (2) the development of an institutionalized set of family-friendly workplace policies (Ceridwen Roberts); (3) standardizing relationship and parenting education in schools and within teacher training courses (Erica De'Ath); (4) relationship education in the context of the National Curriculum (Sue Tuckwell); (5) factors affecting the changing relationship between work and family responsibilities (Peter Moss); (6) how the pattern of employment varies between men and women and across different household types (Jonathan Wadsworth); (7) the media's perception of the two major political parties' attitudes to family issues (Mary Ann Sieghart); (8) a clinical viewpoint of the role of fathers (Paul Brown); (9) growing concerns about absent fathers (Janet Walker); and (10) an action agenda for policy and practice which suggested serious examination of relationship education, strengthened connections between work and family, strengthened family support services, examination of divorce laws, and formation of a high-level group to review the purpose of marriage. (David French). (KB)
Descriptors: Divorce, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Employed Parents, Family Characteristics, Family Life, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Family Work Relationship, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Marriage, National Curriculum, Parent Education, Parents, Policy Formation, Political Parties, Public Policy, Sex Differences, Teacher Education
St. Catharine's Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HP, England (2 British pounds Sterling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Catharine's Foundation, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)