ERIC Number: ED043587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers To Involve Parents in Children's Learning. Project Report.
Jones, Elizabeth J.
The program objectives were to develop teachers' skills in working with disadvantaged parents to enrich the home learning environment for children, and to develop and test the approaches to be used. Weekly home visits were made by 20 participating teachers who selected the families, and emphasis was placed on supporting innovation by the teachers to work out approaches reflecting the diverse competences and needs of individual teachers and families. The report documents and evaluates the process of staff-teacher and teacher-parent interaction in terms of 1) the kinds of resources, supervision, and support which may be needed by teachers making home visits and 2) the key variables to be taken into account in such a program. A resource center for teacher-visitors and strategies for promoting innovation by teachers are described, based on the premise that teachers who are offered choices among resources are more likely to offer similar choices to families. Characteristics of families and visitors, and the teaching strategies which resulted from their interaction are identified. The nine appendixes include a description of the children's program at Pepper House, also run by Pacific Oaks College, as well as a chronology of the seminars, forms used for data on home visits, reports on spin-off activities, and reports on systematic measures used. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll., Pasadena, CA.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START