ERIC Number: ED437153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Parents and Their Infant Visit the Classroom. Unit 2. Education for Parenting/Learning How To Care.
This manual is intended for teachers who envision the value of teaching parenting/caring to elementary school children but have minimal time and little opportunity for training. The manual is the second of three units of the curriculum, "Education for Parenting." Each unit follows a baby of a particular age visiting the classroom and is written to be taught throughout one school year. "Education for Parenting" is part of the overall curricula Learning How to Care, which teaches students how to care for themselves, other people, and life around them, such as pets or the environment. The "Education for Parenting" curriculum focuses on what parents do as they nurture their children's healthy development. Parents and their infants visit the classroom. Students observe parents nurturing their children, as well as implement caring by planning for the visit themselves. From these experiences, students become more aware of what is involved in caring and parenting and begin to acquire the relevant information and skills. This unit covers the visit of a parent with an infant, and the relevant classroom preparation. Included are guides to implementing the curriculum, generic lesson plans, aids to teaching, and outlines. Special issues that may arise when teaching "Education for Parenting" discussed and include: the unwanted outcome; partnering; using cultural diversity to enrich the parent/infant visit; the visit as a means of supporting students for whom English is a second language; choosing and caring for a class pet; dealing with trash; staying drug free; and considering the lives of American Indians during frontier days. (JPB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Infant Care, Lesson Plans, Parenthood Education, Parenting Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Conrow Publishing, 223 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Education for Parenting, Philadelphia, PA.