Some Perspectives on the Family as Educator
By: Hope Leichter
Published: 1974
Uploaded: 04/05/2007
Uploaded by: Pocket Masters
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Hope Leichter Collection, International & Transcultural Studies, Teachers College Faculty

[thumbnail]
tcreco...
   
Description/Abstract: The author discusses some of the literature on the family as educator. The family is an arena in which virtually the entire range of human experience can take place. Warfare, violence, love, tenderness, honesty, deceit, private property, communal sharing, power manipulation, informed consent, formal status hierar¬chies, egalitarian decision-making—all can be found within the setting of the fam¬ily. And so, also, can a variety of educational encounters, ranging from conscious, systematic instruction to repetitive, moment-to-moment influences at the margins of awareness.