ERIC Number: ED029109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Information and Services Obtained and Desired by Parents of Elementary School Children. Technical Bulletin No. 183.
Garner, Kate B.; Sperry, Irwin V.
The total variety of ways in which parents learn to care for their children during different stages of their development is impossible to ascertain. Numerous programs are available to aid parents in understanding children, and evaluation of these programs is difficult. To determine the reception and effectiveness of such resources, 496 mothers of randomly selected rural elementary school pupils were asked to recall from memory the services of information which they had utilized and the sources from which they were obtained. Findings were presented as Descriptive Results and Inferential Results, subdivided by: (1) Sources of Information, (2) Types of Information and Services Received, (3) Desired Services and Information, (4) Related Subjects. The appendix contains titles of selected publications and the number of mothers familiar with them, or similar publications and the relationships between variables and items which were statistically significant. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Home Economics.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.