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What are characteristics in contemporary society
that impact families?
 Can you consider both positive and negative
aspec...
“Ideal family” influenced by cultural images
 Diverse family structures
 Intimate, interdependent, shared goals
 Commit...
©2013 Cengage Learning.
All Rights Reserved.
Commitment
 Communication
 Cope with change
 Spirituality
 Community and family ties
 Clear roles


 

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What is your definition of family? Does it
encompass all the families introduced in this
chapter? If not, how would you...
Increased marital instability
 Increased numbers of single parents
 Poverty and stress in single-parent homes
 Changes ...
Smaller families
 Increased rate of social change
 A child-centered society
 Stress of modern life—over commitment at w...
Consider the effects on adults and children of
marriage instability and rise in single parent
families
 How have changes ...
Need for understanding children’s and family’s
experiences
 Compassion for today’s families
 Realizing that form of the ...
Families have specific pressures on them in
today’s world.
 Understanding the impact of these pressures is
crucial to tea...
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    1. 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    2. 2. What are characteristics in contemporary society that impact families?  Can you consider both positive and negative aspects of these characteristics?  How do all these factors in today’s world affect teachers’ ability to work with families?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    3. 3. “Ideal family” influenced by cultural images  Diverse family structures  Intimate, interdependent, shared goals  Commitment, responsibility  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    4. 4. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    5. 5. Commitment  Communication  Cope with change  Spirituality  Community and family ties  Clear roles    ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    6. 6.  What is your definition of family? Does it encompass all the families introduced in this chapter? If not, how would you prepare yourself to work with all families? What do have to think about further? ©2009 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    7. 7. Increased marital instability  Increased numbers of single parents  Poverty and stress in single-parent homes  Changes in role behavior for men and women  Changes in life at home and work  Mobility reduces community and family support  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    8. 8. Smaller families  Increased rate of social change  A child-centered society  Stress of modern life—over commitment at work and home  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    9. 9. Consider the effects on adults and children of marriage instability and rise in single parent families  How have changes in expectations for male and female roles changed life for families?  What is the effect on children and adults of increased stress and rate of social change?  How do all of these factors affect teacher-parent relationships?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    10. 10. Need for understanding children’s and family’s experiences  Compassion for today’s families  Realizing that form of the family may not relate to family’s ability to function  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
    11. 11. Families have specific pressures on them in today’s world.  Understanding the impact of these pressures is crucial to teachers’ effective work with families.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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