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ERIC Number: ED017339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-30
Pages: 118
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Reference Count: 0
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A PARENT EDUCATION APPROACH TO PROVISION OF EARLY STIMULATION FOR THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED. FINAL REPORT.
GORDON, IRA J.
AN INTERVENTION PILOT PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE DISADVANTAGED INFANTS WITH STIMULATING EXPERIENCES TO HLEP THEM ACHIEVE HIGHER LEVELS OF INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT THAN MIGHT NORMALLY BE EXPECTED IN CHILDREN FROM DEPRIVED HOMES. FIFTEEN DISADVANTAGED WOMEN TRAINED AS "PARENT EDUCATORS" WENT INTO 100 HOMES ONCE A WEEK FOR 40 WEEKS AND TAUGHT MOTHERS A SERIES OF PERCEPTUAL, MOTOR, AUDITORY, TACTILE, AND KINESTHETIC EXERCISES WHICH THE MOTHER WAS TO INTRODUCE TO HER INFANT. IT WAS ALSO HOPED THAT PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT WOULD INCREASE THE MOTHER'S FEELINGS OF COMPETENCE AND SELF-WORTH. THE EXPERIMENTAL INFANTS WERE TESTED AT 6 MONTHS ON DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENTAL TESTS AS WERE 25 INFANTS IN A MATCHED CONTROL GROUP. A SECOND CONTROL GROUP OF 25 INFANTS WAS TESTED AS THEY REACHED 1 YEAR OF AGE. RESULTS OF THE GROUPS WERE COMPARED TO MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTERVENTION PROGRAM. IN MOST INSTANCES, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SHOWED GREATER DEVELOPMENT SUGGESTING THE VALUE OF EARLY STIMULATION FOR THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED. PARENT EDUCATORS EXHIBITED SELF-GROWTH AND RESPONSIBLY FILLED THEIR ASSIGNMENTS. MEASUREMENT OF THE MOTHERS' FEELINGS PROVED TO BE A DIFFICULT TASK, WITH MEASURES STILL BEING DEVELOPED. CONTINUED RESEARCH IS BEING DONE ON AN EXPANDED PARENT EDUCATION PROJECT NOW IN OPERATION. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: HOW I SEE MYSELF SCALE; Social Reaction Inventory (Rotter)