Educating the educators? How parent education works!
In Germany parent education has a long tradition. In its beginnings it centered on conveying specitic knowledge on primary maternal and parental tasks. Over the last years parent education has become more and more consolidated by scientific theories. Among these, the attachment theory by John Bowlby has gained a very prominent meaning for the development of new courses. But to propagate the impact of attachment and bonding for the success of education requires new skills. Therefore, these courses must be amended to incorporate the dimension of personality development.
The following article will discuss the need why matermal and parental courses have to incorporate this dimension and how even attachment can be taught in adult education.