ERIC Number: ED411977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Families: It's About Time! = Les familles ont besoin de temps!
McCloskey, Donna, Ed.
Transition, v27 n3 spec iss Sep 1997
This document presents a broad view of the Great Canadian Family--all of Canada's families, large and small, "traditional" and otherwise. The issue also examines the challenges of family life at the end of the twentieth century, in two major articles. The first article, "Of Wings and Roots" (Alan Mirabelli and Robert Glossop), presents an overview of the facts on families today and suggests how society can create a more hospitable climate for family life. This article argues that society needs to reaffirm traditions, find time to meet the needs for extended family to spend time together, and reinforce family with a community that shares the responsibility of endowing the next generation with strong roots. The second article, "Life in the Time Machine: Families Keeping Pace in a Hurried Culture" (Kerry J. Daly), discusses the issue of time management as it affects families. This article traces the history of attitudes about time, questions modern assumptions about the value of speed and efficiency, and advocates re-evaluating how people spend their time. The issue concludes with information on new publications and a list of Canadian organizations with an interest in families. (JPB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cultural Background, Family Caregivers, Family Environment, Family History, Family Influence, Family Involvement, Family Life, Family Problems, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Time, Time Management
Vanier Institute of the Family, 94 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2G 6B1, Canada; phone: 613-228-8500; fax: 613-228-8007; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (individual member, $30; organizational member, $65; associate member, $20; or free to those who find the fee a financial burden).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada