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Parenting education history and modern trends: Self-efficacy as a methodological base for the development of educational programs for parents

Polivanova K. N., Vopilova I., Nisskaya A.
The report is aimed at identifying categories and approaches which are appropriate for designing contemporary educational programs for parents through the analysis of its history and current trends. Thå a uthors consider the main stages in the development of educational programs for parents in Europe, USA and Russia and trace changes in the programs content from the emergence of the first schools for Mothers focused on informing parents in the field of hygiene and health issues, to the emergence of parenting training for the development of parental competencies and skills. Currently the main trends in the development of educational programs for parents are orientated to the needs and requirements of a parent, to parent’s personal, inner resources. This article explains the use of the category of parental self-efficacy for designing educational programs.