Barbara Settles, Program Chair
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The Sheraton Hotel, Boston, was the location of the 1979 Annual Conference, August 14–18. The program chair was Barbara Settles, who chose “Everyday Life in Families: Past, Present and Future” as the theme.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The student members sponsored a session at which Charles V. Willie of Harvard University and William Julius Wilson of the University of Chicago debated on the topic of “Caste, Class, and Family Life Changes a Comparative Analysis.”
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Paul Glick gave his Presidential Address, entitled “Marriage Experiences of Family Life Experts,” and Kathryn Walker of Cornell University discussed “Time Use in Families.”
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Jim Guy Tucker, Chair, and John Carr, Executive Director of the 1980 White House Conference on Families, updated NCFR members on the progress of the Conference and discussed the activities that could involve NCFR members.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Pre-conference workshops led by Margaret M. Sawin focused on practical techniques of parenting and on “The Family Cluster Model to Build Family Strengths.” The Research and Theory Section sponsored its annual “Theory Development” pre-conference session. This section initiated the first Reuben Hill Award, honoring the outstanding research article in the Journal of Marriage and the Family.