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Chapter 17: Narratives of Family Life Educators
In Chapter 6, we spoke of personal narrative as an effective way to teach family life education. Stories from one’s own life or from the lives of others have an emotional quality that reaches deeper into the heart of the reader and listener. It makes the abstract concrete. It makes it real. In the same way, we believe that sharing the perspectives of actual family life educators would be a great way to enhance understanding of what this career actually entails. Their experiences can mentor, inspire, and encourage us, give direction to our own professional pathways, and perhaps provide a beginning professional network.
Some years ago, some thoughtful scholars compiled a work titled Pioneering Paths in ...