ERIC Number: EJ736766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Teen and Parent Perceptions of a Secondary School Family Course
Stonely, Heather M.; Klein, Shirley R.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v96 n1 p56-61 2004
Adolescent and parent focus groups were conducted to do a needs assessment and discover possible topics for a secondary school family class. Results included identifying teen and parent family-related needs and societal concerns; discovering where teens currently learn about family life; and receiving teen and parent feedback about a proposed family science course curriculum, course placement, and teaching ideas. Potential barriers to family education in the high school are discussed and recommendations for the creation of a family course are suggested. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Family Life Education, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Focus Groups, Parent Attitudes, Needs Assessment, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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