International Family Studies: Developing Cirricula and Teaching Tools

International Family Studies: Developing Cirricula and Teaching Tools

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

Make your marriage and family programs more relevant by making them cross-culturally sensitive

International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools offers a collection of innovative ideas and resources for educators who wish to enhance the international content of their human development and family science curriculum. Contributors share their

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Make your marriage and family programs more relevant by making them cross-culturally sensitive

International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools offers a collection of innovative ideas and resources for educators who wish to enhance the international content of their human development and family science curriculum. Contributors share their experiences of transforming department commitments, modifying existing and/or creating new courses, developing stimulating exercises and projects, capitalizing on existing faculty development programs to enhance educators’ own international understanding, partnering with universities overseas, and utilizing existing institutional structures to incorporate international study-abroad opportunities and internships for students. The book presents teaching tools and techniques, specific resources, and theoretical models for use in family studies, human development, and social science programs.

International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools promotes cross-cultural competence and global understanding—essential ingredients for the success of future family professionals. The book is devoted to fostering knowledge and skills critical for breaking down barriers and expanding cultural knowledge in an effort to better prepare students to work with ethnically and culturally diverse families.

International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools examines:

  • planning, implementing, and evaluating an innovative diversity curriculum
  • knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse families
  • teaching techniques that can be incorporated in the classroom to enhance greater cultural understanding
  • the use of student group presentations, technology, and books projects to teach about culturally diverse families
  • issues of cultural competence, cultural sensitivity, and respect for diversity
  • experiential opportunities abroad for students and faculty
  • and much more
International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools is an essential resource for educators training the next generation of family professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789029249
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Internationalizing family science programs : a spherical expansion of inclusive perspectives1
Ch. 2Cultural lessons in sexuality: comparison of parent-child communication styles in three cultures21
Ch. 3How big is the penguin? : designing and teaching a course in comparative family policy49
Ch. 4Breaking down cultural barriers: an evaluation of cultural competence training for family, youth, and community science educators67
Ch. 5The cultural transformation model : promoting cultural competence through international study experiences85
Ch. 6Global ecology instructional model : an application for the study of families in an international context101
Ch. 7The Fulbright programs model for teaching and learning about international families125
Ch. 8Teaching family sciences in Ecuador139
Ch. 9Teaching about ethnic families using student group presentations151
Ch. 10Affirmation book project : impacting diversity, literacy, and collaboration165
Ch. 11Creating an electronic portfolio to integrate multiculturism in teaching family economics175
Ch. 12Communicating across preferences: a comparative family systems example189
Ch. 13Using cross-cultural travel courses to teach about international families199

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