ERIC Number: ED437181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Parents, Understanding Parenthood: An Education for Parenthood Course Piloted at Monifeith High School, Angus.
Cutting, Elizabeth; Tammi, Lynne
This report is the result of an evaluation of the delivery of a pilot parenthood education program at Monifeith High School in Angus, Scotland. The program was developed as part of Save the Children, Scotland's 3-year Positive Parenting Project. The report is targeted at those responsible for the delivery of personal and social education to adolescents in the school setting and recommends a number of ways in which the program can be further developed. Introductory sections of the report cover the project's background, objectives, policy context in the UK and Europe, the Scottish context, and the program's design and methodology. Findings from the evaluation, which involved a student questionnaire and an interview with the teacher, are then presented in the following categories: (1) changed perceptions of parenting; (2) responsibilities; (3) improved understanding of parent/caregiver; (4) affect on relationship with parents/caregivers; and (5) course content and delivery. The report concludes by noting that the course had a positive impact on pupils by helping them to think more objectively about the parenting role and the concurrent responsibilities of parenthood. The report offers several recommendations for course delivery and material, such as incorporating parenthood education into the personal and social education curriculum and team teaching. Appendices include an outline of course sessions and the evaluation form. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Save the Children Scotland, Edinburgh.