ERIC Number: ED447404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Hungry Hearts: Evaluating the New Curricula for Teens on Marriage and Relationships. A Report to the Nation.
This report evaluates ten marriage and relationship skills curricula that are representative of materials currently in use as part of school-based marriage education for junior high and high school students. The evaluation is based on five criteria: (1) the curriculum has a marriage focus; (2) it conveys to students that marriage is typically beneficial; (3) it is comprehensive; (4) it is age-appropriate; and (5) it recommends general habits of good characters and characteristics of personal development which can enhance marriageability. No marriage curriculum met all five criteria, although three contained a sustained marriage focus, affirmed the benefits of marriage, and came closer than the others in offering diverse types of knowledge about marriage in an age-appropriate fashion. Recommendations are included for educators, parents, and community leaders on the guidance students should receive for marriage preparation. Throughout the report are sidebars containing additional information. The report concludes with a list of additional curricula and 89 endnotes. (JDM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Interpersonal Relationship, Marriage, Mate Selection, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Institute for American Values, New York, NY.