International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Teaching Tools

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Make your marriage and family programs more relevant by making them cross-culturally sensitive International Family Studies 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 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789029232
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Internationalizing family science programs : a spherical expansion of inclusive perspectives 1
Ch. 2 Cultural lessons in sexuality: comparison of parent-child communication styles in three cultures 21
Ch. 3 How big is the penguin? : designing and teaching a course in comparative family policy 49
Ch. 4 Breaking down cultural barriers: an evaluation of cultural competence training for family, youth, and community science educators 67
Ch. 5 The cultural transformation model : promoting cultural competence through international study experiences 85
Ch. 6 Global ecology instructional model : an application for the study of families in an international context 101
Ch. 7 The Fulbright programs model for teaching and learning about international families 125
Ch. 8 Teaching family sciences in Ecuador 139
Ch. 9 Teaching about ethnic families using student group presentations 151
Ch. 10 Affirmation book project : impacting diversity, literacy, and collaboration 165
Ch. 11 Creating an electronic portfolio to integrate multiculturism in teaching family economics 175
Ch. 12 Communicating across preferences: a comparative family systems example 189
Ch. 13 Using cross-cultural travel courses to teach about international families 199
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