ERIC Number: ED425118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Closed Hearts, Closed Minds: The Textbook Story of Marriage. A Report to the Nation from the Council on Families.
Glenn, Norval D.; Gallagher, Maggie; Blankenhorn, David, Ed.
This report is a summary opinion of current undergraduate marriage and family textbooks. The report suggests some textbooks are deficient, erroneous, and distorted in information given about marriage. Subheadings include: (1)"Why Textbooks Matter"; (2) "The Textbook Story of Marriage"; (3) "The Dangerous Institution"; (4) "People Who Love Too Much"; (5) "Marriage as Horror Story"; (6) "Is Marriage Good for Anyone?"; (7) "Hiding the Costs of Family Disintegration"; (8) "Missing Children"; (9) "Grading the Textbooks"; and (10) "Why the Textbooks Are So Bad." Recommendations for improvement of undergraduate marriage and family textbooks are given. (LB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Divorce, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Education, Health Materials, Higher Education, Marriage, Moral Values, One Parent Family, Quality of Life, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Textbooks, Undergraduate Study
Institute for American Values, 1841 Broadway, Suite 211, New York, NY 10023; Tel: 212-246-3942 ($5).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for American Values, New York, NY.