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Family Life Education : Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach

ISBN: 9780761927693 | 0761927697
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Pub. Date: 2/2/2005

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Praise for Family Life Education: "Excellent for use by university instructors teaching family life education and program development courses. The book's strength is the focus on bridging theory and research with actual practice, something much needed in the family life education field. This is a good book for both university instructors as well as practitioners working with family life education programs." -Brent A. McBride, University of Illinois "A big strength is the authors. . . .they are two excellent family life educators with a great depth of experience in this area." -Charles A. Smith, Kansas State University "This book will make a valuable contribution to teaching faculty in Family Life Education." -Karen DeBord, North Carolina State University Family Life Education: Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach is an excellent book for helping students and field professionals develop the knowledge and skills needed to take family science principles to citizens via family life education programs. Authors Stephen F. Duncan and H. Wallace Goddard incorporate leading outreach scholarship with years of professional experience to provide a scholarly, yet practical, guide for current and future family life outreach professionals. Opening chapters lay the foundation of family life education by discussing its philosophical underpinnings and by encouraging readers to develop their own outreach philosophy. Subsequent chapters help readers learn principles and methods for reaching out to the public and diverse audiences. The book helps readers form and use community collaborations, navigate the social marketing of programs, and explore means of improving the practice of family life education. Key Features Uses the authors' practical, hands-on experience to demonstrate how to put principles from the latest scholarship into action Provides figures, tables, and boxes to illustrate concepts Includes an end-of-chapter Conclusions section to summarize key points Offers an interactive Explorations section to give students practice in applying principles with useful, real-world questions and activities Family Life Education is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to be family life educators, as well as for current field professionals. It is a comprehensive, scholarly, yet practical how-to text that should prove to be the ultimate resource on effective family life education.

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