"Can Kids Get Smart About Marriage?"
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Fri Sep 29 13:52:16 EDT 2000
subject: Can Kids Get Smart About Marriage? - schools report, 9/00
from: Smart Marriages
This most excellent new report "Can Kids Get Smart About Marriage?" - an
overview of the school curricula written by Marline Pearson with a forward
by David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead is now available on the
National Marriage Project's web site http://marriage.rutgers.edu
I STRONGLY urge you to print it off the site or send off for a printed
version. You'll find you will use much of the report in your work,
presentations, legislative efforts - in addition to your efforts to help
convince school and youth programs in your community to implement marriage
skills education courses.
Marline used the curricula - taught the materials of the various programs -
in order to evaluate their effectiveness. Programs included in the overview:
Sept. 14, 2000
MEDIA ADVISORY: NATIONAL MARRIAGE PROJECT ISSUES REVIEW OF MARRIAGE AND
RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Marriage and relationship education offers one promising approach to
reducing divorce and improving the quality of marriage, yet many public
officials, parents and youth workers are unaware of these programs or unable
to find descriptive information about them. A new report on marriage and
relationship programs is available from the National Marriage Project, a
nonpartisan, nonsectarian and interdisciplinary initiative based at Rutgers
and dedicated to informing the public on social trends affecting marriage.
The report, "Can Kids Get Smart About Marriage?" describes several available
marriage and relationship education curricula designed for teens and young
adults. Marline Pearson, a teacher and leader in marriage education,
prepared the report for the National Marriage Project. To arrange an
interview, contact Theresa Kirby, National Marriage Project, (732)445-7922,
or email her at
<marriage at rci.rutgers.edu>.
WHAT: A review of leading marriage and relationship education programs for
teens and young adults.
WHO: Author Marline Pearson is a social science instructor at Madison Area
Technical College in Madison, Wis. She teaches classes on relationship
skills and family, as well as marriage and criminology courses.
WHERE: The Web site address is: <http://marriage.rutgers.edu>. The
National Marriage Project can be reached at (732) 445-7922. Printed copies
may be obtained from The National Marriage Project, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue,
Lucy Stone Hall A347, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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