Leadership in 1964–65

Clark Vincent

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The 22nd President of NCFR was Clark E. Vincent, who served in 1964–65. He was a professor at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. During his presidency, Vincent focused on two major and closely related objectives: (a) to emphasize, reward, and give visibility to excellence in the teaching of family life education and (b) to develop, strengthen, and expand training centers for family life educators. He firmly believed that NCFR must establish in each state the principle of and procedures for certification of family life educators.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 An excerpt from Vincent‘s Presidential Address follows:

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Can a society undergo industrialization and/or remain highly industrialized without a family system that is highly adaptive to change, to the demands of other social systems or institutions, and to the needs of its individual members? . . . Is the adaptive function of the family at times dysfunctional? . . . One example of a dysfunctional adaptation is to . . . be found in the internal adaptiveness of the family to its teen-age members. When familial adaptation to the needs and wants of teenage members reaches the point or degree where parental control is lost, such . . . adaptation becomes dysfunctional within the context of the socialization function of the family.

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