Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children who are members of stepfamilies are an increasing segment of our nation's school population, and their numbers may be expected to grow in the next decade (Crosbie-Burnett & Pulvino, 1990). Some demographers predict that as many as one-third of all children born in the 1980s may live with a stepparent before they are 18 (Kantrowitz & Wingert, 1990). A stepchild is defined as a child whose biological parent has remarried or married someone other than the child's other biological parent. Historically school policies and practices have related to students' families with the assumption that all two-parent families were nuclear, intact, biological families. There is a need for schools to make adjustments to acknowledge the existence of the growing number of stepchildren in contemporary society (Crosbie-Burnett & Skyles, 1989).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1991 Margaret K. Oler
Oler, Margaret K., "Small group counseling for stepchildren in elementary school" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 3080.