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Family Matters No. 53 - June 1999

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Welcome changes in family studies
Moira Eastman

Abstract

At a seminar held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in March 1999 which focused on a variety of issues at the interface of the family and education, the author addressed the significant contribution made by families to children's learning achievements in schools. She also took the opportunity to respond to the Institute's Research Plan 1999 - 2001 which sets out the research directions being adopted by the Institute for the next three years. This article is an edited version of her comments, and looks at the Institute's research plan in terms of the family's child rearing role, the focus on family and marriage, families and the economic, political and community systems, and welcome changes in family studies.

 

 

At a seminar held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in March 1999 which focused on a variety of issues at the interface of the family and education, the author addressed the significant contribution made by families to children's learning achievements in schools. She also took the opportunity to respond to the Institute's Research Plan 1999 - 2001 which sets out the research directions being adopted by the Institute for the next three years. This article is an edited version of her comments, and looks at the Institute's research plan in terms of the family's child rearing role, the focus on family and marriage, families and the economic, political and community systems, and welcome changes in family studies.

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