ERIC Number: ED043061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
The Florida Parent Education Model as an Agent of Change.
Breivogel, William F.; And Others
Four papers comprised this symposium report, the purpose of which was to explicate the effectiveness of the Florida Parent Education Follow Through Model, which has as its focus economically deprived, educationally divergent children. This program involves the use of paraprofessionals (called parent educators) who are indigenous to the neighborhoods which they serve: (1) to act as classroom aides; (2) to make frequent home visits; (3) to teach mothers learning tasks which they, in turn, teach their children; and (4) to serve as communication link between home and school. The first paper discussed a multi-dimensioned Home Environment Review (HER) which is a new instrument for measuring those aspects of the home environment which are amenable to change and are school related. Plans for its use include: (1) evaluating the Florida Parent Education Program (FPEP); and (2) developing tasks to be brought into the home by parent educators. The other papers discuss the FPEP's impact on the school, the community and the sponsoring university. One of the important findings is the need for a basic change in teacher education. The final paper elaborates on the University of Florida's innovative Teacher Corps Program, a two year Masters program aimed at preparing teachers for educationally divergent children. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.; American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970