ERIC Number: EJ720916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-1
Reference Count: 21
Family Values and Primary Schools: An Investigation into Family-Related Education
British Educational Research Journal, v31 n6 p723-736 Dec 2005
Within the context of the changing nature of family life within contemporary Britain, this article is concerned with the introduction of education on family relationships into the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. It draws on a research project that, through observations and interviews, investigated how three teachers portrayed "family" within the classroom and how a sample of their pupils reacted to the images and values that were presented. The evidence presented suggests that the subject matter is complex and sensitive, and that careful thought needs to be given to both content and delivery if this area of values education is to be effective.
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Values Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Life, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)