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Global Perspectives on Family Life Education

  • Mihaela Robila
  • Alan C. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mihaela Robila, Alan C. Taylor
    Pages 1-14
  3. Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jaerim Lee, Seohee Son
      Pages 17-31
    3. Yan Ruth Xia, Chun Zhang Creaser
      Pages 33-48
    4. Shann Hwa Hwang
      Pages 49-62
    5. Catherine A. Solheim, Poonsuk Wachwithan
      Pages 63-73
    6. Rachana Bhangaokar, Niyati Pandya
      Pages 75-89
  4. Australia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Bruce M. Smyth, Cathryn Hunter, Michelle Macvean, Maggie Walter, Daryl J. Higgins
      Pages 93-113
  5. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Habib Tiliouine, Mustafa Achoui
      Pages 117-133
    3. Rosemary W. Eustace, Tumaini M. Nyamhanga, Aisha I. Ghuhiya, Stella Emmanuel Mushy
      Pages 135-151
    4. Joan Kabaria-Muriithi, Lucy Kathuri-Ogola, Jane Rose Njue
      Pages 153-163
    5. Gladys B. Asiedu, Ebenezer Donkor
      Pages 165-177
  6. North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Sharon M. Ballard, Dawn Cassidy, Alan C. Taylor, Mihaela Robila
      Pages 195-215
    3. María Alejandra Salguero-Velázquez, Bruno Anuar Franyutti Jurado, Montserrat Soriano Chavero
      Pages 217-228
  7. Caribbean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229

About this book


This expansive reference examines the many types of Family Life Education (FLE) programs being offered around the world, reflecting a myriad of cultures and contexts. Coverage identifies core FLE content areas including parenting education, human sexuality, and interpersonal relationships, and details their programming in various countries over six continents, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Contributors discuss complex challenges of program design, implementation, and evaluation, as well as connections between FLE and family prevention and intervention services. This knowledge is of great theoretical and practical utility across various fields, and is of particular interest to those developing programs for diverse populations.

This unique volume:
  • Presents in-depth information on Family Life Education programs from different countries around the world.
  • Discusses how the socio-historic, political, and economic context of a country impacts its families and family services and programs.
  • Covers current topics including poverty, domestic violence, and immigration.
  • Encourages best practices and thorough understanding of the country/region.
  • Offers recommendations for family service providers.  
Global Perspectives on Family Life Education is a trove of vital knowledge benefitting scholars and researchers as well as professors, postgraduates, graduate and undergraduate students, and practitioners in the family sciences, family life education, family therapy, social work, child and family studies, psychology, sociology, social work, cultural studies, and urban studies.


Family life education International family Family policies Family coaching FLE Family program development Family services Domestic violence Marital relations Gender roles International parenting Families

Editors and affiliations

  • Mihaela Robila
    • 1
  • Alan C. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Queens College, CUNYQueensUSA
  2. 2.East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

About the editors

Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York. Her scholarship is focused on family functioning and family policies in different countries. Besides writing numerous peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, she also edited the “Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globe” (2014, Springer), wrote a book on “Eastern European Immigrant Families” (2010; Routledge), and edited a book on “Families in Eastern Europe” (2004; Elsevier). Her work has been supported by funding from Fulbright Program, American Councils for International Education - U.S. Department of State, Spencer Foundation, Fahs Beck Fund for Research, Jacobs Foundation, among others. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Divisions 52 - International Psychology, 43 – Society for Couple and Family Psychology, and 37-  Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice. She was awarded the Carolyn Attneave Diversity Award by the APA Division 43 – Society for Family Psychology. Dr. Robila has been  invited and participated to several United Nations (U.N.) Expert Group Meetings on families and family policies, and is the National Council on Family Relations representative at the U.N.

Alan C. Taylor, Ph.D., CFLE is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at East Carolina University. His scholarship is focused in three areas: family life education pedagogy, family theory and intergenerational relations – in particular, grandparent-grandchild relationships.  Besides writing numerous peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals and book chapters on family life education, family theory and intergenerational relationships, he also co-edited the book entitled “Family Life Education with Diverse Populations” (2012, Sage) with Dr. Sharon Ballard.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global Perspectives on Family Life Education
  • Editors Mihaela Robila
    Alan C. Taylor
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77588-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08487-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77589-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 418
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Family
    Child and School Psychology
    Social Policy
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