1959 Conference: Growing Individuals Within the Family

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Annual Conference in 1959 was held at Iowa State University, Ames, August 19–21. The theme was “Growing Individual Values Within the Family.” Aaron Rutledge was the program chair. William F. Kenkel was the local arrangements chair. The underlying question of the entire conference was how professionals, organizations, and families could help the individual develop a value system that would be increasingly meaningful in a complicated world. General sessions followed by small discussion groups were devoted to conflict patterns in American culture, values and family life, the learning of norms through great literature, sex ethics and sex acts, and human needs. A dialogue between David Mace and Walter Stokes was taped and sold widely.  Each section met three times, with sessions implementing the conference theme. The registration fee was $5.00, and dormitory costs were $2.00 per person per night in a double room. Meals were served in the college cafeteria.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 1959 program cover


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