TITLE

How to Parent

PUB. DATE
April 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Apr1973, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p258
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a new Education for Parenthood Program has been inaugurated jointly by the U.S. Office of Education (OE) and the Office of Child Development (OCD) to teach teenage boys and girls how to become good parents. Specific aim of the new program is to improve the competence of young people as prospective parents by increasing their awareness of child growth and development; the social, emotional, and health needs of children; and the role of parents in fostering a child's development. About 500,000 adolescents will be reached during the first phase of the program in 1973, and parenthood education classes should be set up in 500 local school districts by September, 1973. The OCD awarded a grant of $570,000 to the Education Development Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to prepare for the program a curriculum that would combine both classroom instruction in child development and practical experience in working with young children in day care and Head Start centers and kindergartens. At present the OE and OCD are identifying existent effective curriculum and program materials and will disseminate them to interested school districts and national organizations.
ACCESSION #
18962757

 

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