Families and Schools - Coleman

Families and Schools - Coleman - Families and Schools James...

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Families and Schools James S. Coleman TRANSFORMATION OF THE HOUSEHOLD Change in the locus of dominant activities in society – the principal economic activities were in the household, while nowadays, both working parents has been shifted outside of the house - children becomes ‘dependent’ A CHANGE IN THE LOCUS OF DEPENDENCY In old social structure: - dependency was within the family and its extensions - household was the principal welfare institution of society Nowadays: - welfare activities of the family are no longer limited inside the family - household’s economic activities migrated to the states - relationship between household income and number of dependents in a negative direction - this ultimately influences the raising of children - government does not provide good welfare to dependents REDUCED INCENTIVES FOR PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES Finances for Colleges – costs of college education are seen increasingly to be a governmental responsibility, through scholarship funds and loans; a lesser responsibility of a parent After-school and summer activities - the role of unstructured, home-based or neighborhood- based activities for children under the supervision of parents has declined; instead is replaced by school-based activities under the supervision of professionals
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