ERIC Number: ED037240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Research and Consultation in the Natural Environment.
Henderson, Ronald W.
This discription of a Follow Through Implementation Project summarizes research related to environmental variables and intellectual performance, and describes an environmental intervention program that manipulates these variables. Analysis of environmental data collected on 33 disadvantaged families of first grade children suggested that their natural environment contributed heavily to lack of achievement. Therefore, the parent involvement program, based on two conceptual frameworks, was designed to modify the environment. One framework illustrated the relationships among learning objectives, learning variables, and the learning environments of home and school. The second framework organized parent involvement activities aimed at a reduction of parental alienation, an increase of parent participation in class, and an application of classroom principles at home. The program, which involved demonstration, observation, and guided participation, was implemented by parent involvement coordinators who attended a 6-week summer training session and then returned to their communities to train family liaison workers. Follow up visits to coordinators were made by field representatives from the Arizona Center. (DR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Early Childhood Education.
Identifiers: Project Follow Through
Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August, 1969