The content of the course covers contemporary theories regarding the elementary knowledge about families, including their diversity, family ties, parenthood, the role of mothers and fathers in child development, childhood and adolescence, as well as aging, dying and death. Students will learn about the following issues: historical perspectives of the family, overview of contemporary research on families, alternative family forms and child development, the meaning and significance of marriage in the contemporary society, the measurement of marital quality, the phenomenon of families with many children, single parenthood and the well-being of children, parental divorce and the well-being of children, supporting families and children in crisis, families with children with disabilities and family caregiving for the elderly.

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  • ECTS: 2
  • Component Code: KZ-02-02-000042
  • lecturer: Przemysław Kaniok, PhD
  • Institute: Pedagogical Sciences
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