Some Perspectives on the Family as Educator


by Hope Jensen Leichter — 1974

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.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 2, 1974, p. 175-217
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1346, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 7:46:04 PM

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