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Family Life Education Principles and Practices for Effective Outreach

ISBN-10: 0761927697
ISBN-13: 9780761927693
Edition: 2005
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Description: The authors aim to help readers form & use community collaborations, navigate the social marketing of programmes & explore the means of improving the practice of family life education.

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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The authors aim to help readers form & use community collaborations, navigate the social marketing of programmes & explore the means of improving the practice of family life education.

Stephen F. Duncan is a professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received a Masters degree in Family Sciences (Family Life Education emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Purdue University. He has authored or coauthored numerous outreach publications for lay audiences and professionals, written hundreds of articles for newspaper columns, been interviewed numerous times for television, radio, and magazine outlets, and directed nationally recognized outreach family life education programs. He served as an Extension Family Life Specialist at Auburn University in Alabama for 5 years and held a similar position at Montana State University for over 7 years. At BYU he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in family life education, conducts research geared to improve the practice of family life education, and directs outreach projects for the School. He was content director for Real Families, Real Answers, a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award-nominated documentary series appearing on public television channels nationwide. He has certification as a Family Life Educator.Dr. Duncan has actively contributed to the scholarship of family life education, authoring numerous articles on outreach programs and evaluation, many of which have appeared in leading family life education/outreach outlets. He serves or has served on several editorial boards, including Marriage and Families, the Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERNet), Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, and Family Relations, widely recognized as the world's leading applied family research/practitioner journal.

H. Wallace (Wally) Goddard is a Family Life Specialist at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. He served as an Extension Family and Child Development Specialist at Auburn University for over 6 years, during which time he developed Principles of Parenting, a broad parenting program that has been adopted by several states, and The Great Self Mystery, a youth identity program that has been adopted by national organizations. He was also one of four scholars invited to develop the National Extension Parent Education Model, which is the base document for all extension parent education. He writes monthly columns for several Web magazines on various family subjects and has authored general audience family books.In addition to work in Extension, he also provided content expertise to Stephen R. Covey when he wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. Experience in both university and business settings has provided a wealth of background in family life education. He also has graduate training in instructional psychology and certification as a Family Life Educator.Since accepting a position with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, he has developed extensive Web-based parent education and has been involved with the national team that is developing national standards for parenting educators. He is also involved in the development of a model and national curriculum for couples� education. He has served as chair of the Education and Enrichment section of the National Council on Family Relations, the premier family professional organization in the world, and is a NCFR Fellow. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Children, Youth and book Review Editor for Family Relations. He has taught graduate courses on family life education.

Preface
Foundations and Philosophies of Outreach Family Life Education
Defining Outreach Family Life Education
A Brief History of Outreach Family Life Education
Evolution in the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge about Families
Varied Approaches or ARoles@ in Family Life Education
Developing a Working Philosophy for Outreach Family Life Education
Conclusion
Explorations
Designing Comprehensive Prevention Programs in Outreach Family Life Education
The Science and Profession of Prevention
Two Related Prevention Education Models
A Comprehensive Model for the Design of Family Life Prevention Programs
Conclusion
Explorations
Elements of Quality Family Life Education Resources and Programs
The Need for Standards of Quality for FLE Resources
Elements of Quality FLE Resources
Application of Assessment to Existing FLE Resources
Characteristics of Strong, Sustainable Family Life Education Programs
Conclusion
Explorations
Principles of Program Evaluation
Evaluation as Friend and Foe: Stereotypes and Opportunities
Developing a Vision
Getting Specific: Program Goals and Objectives
An Example of an Evaluation Framework in Parenting
Defining the Kind of Information Needed: The Evaluation Questions
The Logic Model Approach to Evaluation
Innovations in Evaluation
Using Evaluation Data
Conclusion
Explorations
Designing Effective Instruction
Component Display Theory
First Principles of Instruction
Conclusion
Explorations
Engaging an Audience
The Art of Teaching
What Changes People? Challenging Ideas from Personality Theories
Relationships as the Basis for Helping
Practical Applications
Conclusion
Explorations
Teaching in Outreach Family Life Education: Mechanics and Methods
Criteria for Selecting Useful and Valid Information
Deciding How to Teach
Select Methods for Outreach Family Life Education
Conclusion
Explorations
Working with the Media in Family Life Education
Mass Media and Outreach Family Life Education
Understanding the Media: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Working with the Media: Playing on the Same Team
Writing Guidelines
Media Interviews
Conclusion
Explorations
Writing for the Lay Audience
Purposes of Written Material
Tips on Writing
Examples of Effective Writing
Conclusion
Explorations
Family Life Education on the Technological Frontier
The Technological Landscape
Developing Online Programs for Family Life Education
Conclusion
Explorations
Working with Diverse Audiences
Sensitizing to Differences
Diversity of Learning Styles
Ethnicity and Values
Skilled Dialogue
Group FLE Examples
Programming for Diversity
Conclusion
Explorations
Creating Effective Collaborative Partnerships
Defining the Collaborative Process
Advantages of Collaboration
Challenges to Collaboration
A Community Linkages Framework
Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Collaboration
Getting Started: Steps for Creating Effective Collaborative Partnerships
Examples of Effective Family Life Education Collaborations
Conclusion
Explorations
Marketing Family Life Principles, Practices, and Programs
The Social Marketing Mix
Crafting Marketing Messages to Foster Change
Conclusion
Explorations
Improving the Practice of Family Life Education
Professionalization of Family Life Education
Program Rigor
Program Effectiveness
Marketing of FLE Principles, Practices, and Programs
Reaching Diverse, Underserved Audiences
Conclusion
Explorations
References
Appendix
Index

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