ERIC Number: ED044175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Three Home Visiting Strategies Upon Measures of Children's Academic Aptitude and Maternal Teaching Behaviors. Final Report.
Barbrack, Christopher R.
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v4 n1 1970
Home visitors were used to teach mothers to be more effective educational change agents in their own homes. The one-hour visits continued over 30 weeks. The initial sample consisted of 72 Negro mothers and their first grade children. All children has had 8-week summer Head Start. Five treatment groups were (1) Mother-Involved Cognitive home visitor actively solicited the mothers' participation, and content supplemented the first grade curriculum, (2) Child-Centered Cognitive home visitor worked only with the children and did not solicit mother involvement, content same as for first group, (3) Mother-Involved Physical Training home visitor actively solicited mothers' participation, content designed to teach gross motor activities, (4) Local Control, and (5) Distal Control. The children were pre- and posttested on measures of intelligence, readiness and achievement, and the Maternal Teaching Style Instrument was used to assess the mothers' teaching behavior. Results suggest that a good treatment program might be a cognitive program which works to involve the mother by first demonstrating improvements in the child's behavior. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.