The Family Today was first published in 1950. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
The problems and relationships of the modern family are becoming of increasing concern to educators, clinicians, social workers, ministers, and all other thoughtful citizens. To assist such school and community leaders, who can sponsor or direct programs in marriage and family life education, is the primary purpose of these twenty-two teaching and counseling projects. Although each project is designed to fit a specific group or situation, the materials and techniques suggested can be readily adapted to other groups. Especially helpful will be the extensive lists of pertinent reading materials and films.
The projects were worked out cooperatively by the students in Professor Dyer's course in family life education at the University of Minnesota in the summer of 1949. The fifteen members of the class were all professional counselors working in a variety of fields in widely separated sections of the country, and the usefulness of the book is greatly enhanced by this diversity.