Learn how to develop and teach effective courses on the vital issues of family life
The Craft of Teaching About Families presents a variety of course designs, evaluation methods, and teaching techniques and strategies that can be used to address the complexities of family life. This unique book prepares students for the challenges they’ll face as they leave the campus for the classroom, providing them with the problem-solving skills they’ll need for success. The book’s contributorsa distinguished panel of family scientists, sociologists, public policy analysts, psychologists, and extension specialistsexamine a range of topics, including family law and policy, advocacy, parenting skills, international families, and diversity.
One of the few books geared to teaching family studies, particularly family policy and family law, The Craft of Teaching About Families reaffirms the importance of teaching in a time when controversial family issues receive constant attention from the media, the courts, and the legislatures. In addition to articles on family policy, family law, marriage and the family, family interaction and dynamics, and cultural diversity, the book addresses empirical assessments of internships and service learning activities in family-oriented courses, the effectiveness of various teaching strategies, including role-playing, classroom simulations, and Web-based assignments.
Divided into three sections for ease of use, The Craft of Teaching About Families examines:
Family Law and Family Policy