• How Family Status Affects Education
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    We all seem to think of the same things when we picture 'high school'. Cheerleaders, proms, report cards, football games. We all remember the A honor roll students, and how much time they spent studying. The thing that I have always questioned is, do children that come from lower status families do worse in school than ones from higher status families? I noticed as early as middle school that the ones who weren't as secure financially tended to study less than the ones whose families were well o...
  • What Is The Future Of The Family In Canada
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    What is the Future of the Family in Canada? The Canadian family is at a point where it is being challenged. Serious changes have occurred in the family in recent decades, however, it has not harmed the family beyond repair. The children of the future are not doomed. Infact data shows that families are evolving, families are still the most important thing in people's lives, and data shows that the future may have the 'traditional' family come back. Families all over the world are evolving. Struct...
  • Current Perspectives On Dual Career Families
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    "Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families" In the essay entitled "Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families" written by Lucia Albino Gilbert. It talks about how the children of dual-career families are effect and the gender roles are change in a dual-career family. In a dual-career family, both the mother and the father work full time jobs. In this case study it showed the children of dual-career families are the same in other school aged children that come from a "traditional" family set...
  • Stepfamily Step Families
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    The Need for a Study There is a tremendous gap in the information that is put out on step families and the way they live. There are countless studies done every year on how the stepparents handle situations and how the stepparents deals with discipline or even how to discipline. Every where you look there is help for the struggling stepparent. Now, that is a good thing, the abundance of help available. But the bad thing about all that help is it did not cover the children's point of view. Nearly...
  • Women And Their Roles In Pre Industrial Europe
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    Chaffee 1 Brandon Chaffee AP European History/Honors EnglishTeagarden/Walker Periods 5-61 March 2005 The Women, Family, and Household of Pre-Industrial Europe Many of people today feel trapped inside their homes, just how the women of Pre-Industrial Europe felt. Working day in and day out inside the homes, just to keep the family together, and make a little money on the side, these women were an integral part of Pre-Industrial families. Not only were the women important to Pre-Industrial Europea...
  • Step Families Family Marriage Divorce
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    The Impact of Non-Traditional Families in the Twenty-First Century The image of the American family looks and functions very differently than families of the past few decades. Men and women raised in the 1950's and 1960's when programs such as "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Father Knows Best" epitomized the average family, are likely to find themselves in situations that have changed dramatically. Research claims that many family structures are common: single-parent families, remarried couples, unmarr...
  • Family Diversity Families Nuclear Britain
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    In modern Britain post WWII, the amount of the diverse families has grown due to changes over time. The invention of the pill, allowing both men and women to file for divorce without having to prove adultery and even religion not playing such an important part in peoples lives meant that changes in the family structure became more acceptable. Before this time it was the norm to be a part of a nuclear family. The nuclear family; the father financially supporting the family and the mother (have to...
  • My Brother Sam Is Dead
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    In the novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, the author demonstrates the effects of war on families, on towns, and even on the children. The author makes it clear that war tears up families more than anything else. As a result of families getting ruined, it affects the children of the family, in this case, by making Tim grow up in a short amount of time. War affects towns, too. Soldiers, some from both sides, raid houses and kill people therefore splitting up towns and communities. War has many bad eff...
  • American Families Family Ehrenreich World
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    Families are the foundation for every human being According to Barbara Ehrenreich in "Are Families Dangerous? ," families are the most dangerous place to be, because of several reasons. First, for women the most unsafe place to be is inside her own home. This is because the people who love you the most are the ones who abuse and murder their loved ones. According to Charles Fourier, "the family is the barrier to human progress," which leads me to believe that Ehrenreich is trying to portray the ...
  • Myths About Family Structure
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    Myths about family structure have perpetuated American society for decades due largely to the difference between family imagery and family reality. Americans have been painted a picture of the "perfect" American family with a Breadwinner father, a stay at home mother, and 2 children in a single family home. The reality is that most families in the United States are forming more nontraditional families. This myth can be traced back to the false images surrounding family life and it's presence in ...
  • Effects Of Divorce On Children
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    Since there is a lot discussion of the effects of divorce on children, I choose this to be my topic. In 1991 Amato and Keith (researchers) examined the results of 92 studies using 13, 000 children ranging from preschool to young adults to determine what the overall results indicated. The overall result of this study was that children from divorced families are on 'average's ome what worse off than children who have lived in nuclear families. These children have more trouble in school, more behav...
  • American Families White Economic Minority
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    Differences in race lead to divergent levels of economic development within the United States. Analysts often try to explain this phenomenon by observing a specific ethnic group's tradition and cultural ideology. Economists expand their analysis on the economic behaviors of African Americans by taking into consideration personal histories and value systems of the group under study. American families measure economic status in terms of income, and factors associated with material security as a wh...
  • Cloudstreet Nature Of Family
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    NB: THis Essay is ON Tim Winton's Cloudstreet - a highly regarded Australian novel that is gaining appreciation worldwide What does Winton tell us about the nature of families Through his novel Cloudstreet, Tim Winton shares with his readers some of his thoughts about families. Through the two families in the novel, the Pickles and the Lambs, as well as insight into the characters past families, Winton reveals his feelings on what a families are and what they are here for, turning the tables on ...
  • The Destruction Of Family In 1984
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    The family unit of Oceania in George Orwell's book, 1984, plays an important part to society. These families are broken rather than households of affection and comfort. Oceania's government, called the Party, controls the families in every aspect. With these non-existent families, there is a cycle of breaking down of family and a stronger Party as times passes until a there is force strong enough to end it. These families that lead to corruption in society should be avoided in order to prevent a...
  • Social Institutions Families Institution Skills
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    Throughout the years there have been many social institutions that have made a dramatic impact on society; none more important than families. In today's modern industrialized societies, families carry out basic necessities that other social institutions cannot. Different skills such as responsibility can also be acquired from families where it can be applied to everyday life. Furthermore families in the past needed to be the most important social institution to ensure their survival. Since the p...
  • Canadian Family Entering 21st
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    Like everything else, 'family' has an infinite number of definitions. One definition of family is 'any group of people united by marriage, blood or adoption, constituting a single household, interacting and communicating with each other, and creating and maintaining a common culture' (Hales 14). Many contemporary sociologists have expanded this definition to include people whom or may not be related and those who for of their lives live together, satisfying their emotional needs and relating to ...
  • Family Matters Families Children Years
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    Family Matters The definitions of a family today and a family in the past are far from similar. The definitions may have some similarities but they have changed dramatically in many more ways. 50 years ago, families had rules that were stricter and families were closer in the sense of a relationship. Although some families today are more distant from each other and have fewer rules to maintain order, there are still some that maintain the same styles of the families 50 years ago. Families have c...
  • The Effects The Great Depression Had On Families
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    The Effects the Great Depression Had on Families Outline What were the effects the Great Depression had on families during the 1930 s I. The effects the Great Depression had on each family member were, people were treated differently according to their class. The lower class went through a lot of struggle and suffering. The fathers went through the most struggle because they had to care for their families and they had no money to clothe and feed them. The mothers did all they could to contribut...
  • Independent Vs Public Education
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    Educational/Teaching Philosophy Counseling programs should be both comprehensive and sequential; providing a variety of offerings at appropriate times during the calendar year. With respect to college counseling, it is critical to help students and families organize and plan the college search to insure each have information in a timely manner to help sort through the many opportunities available. It is critical to include the entire family in this process. Varying independent school environment...
  • Strength Of Family Families Children Today
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    Family Strength It seems today that when we take a brief glance at America's families, it appears that we are losing our values and families are falling apart. But, if one takes a closer look and disregards society's stereotypes and the media's untruths, one will find that families are stronger than ever. There are many reasons that one could argue a family's strength when viewed with the past comparison in mind. For example, the average family size has decreased, allowing for stronger ties amon...