|Title||Rationale for the infusion of family life education in the social studies curriculum of junior secondary schools in Botswana|
The welfare of the family is important if we are to live peacefully in a global society.
The family is a unit in which all the acceptable norms and behaviours of a larger
society are imbibed. In fact, the overall reflections of the global community are
deeply rooted in the way the smallest family units are built. In so doing, family life
education which consists of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired at school
and particularly at the family level, has a significant role to play in the way humans
behave at the global level. Global stability, economic, political and social
development, and in fact, the world order depend to a large extent on how the
smallest units of individual families are morally equipped with the wherewithal to deal
with challenges in an effort to make the world a better place to live in. The purpose of
this paper is to provide rationale for the infusion of family life education in the social
studies curriculum of Junior Secondary Schools in Botswana by way of further
coverage of topics on family life education, encouragement of positive socialization
and morality, and the acquisition of decision making processes at the family level.
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