ERIC Number: ED045190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Educational Intervention in the Home and Paraprofessional Career Development: A First Generation Mother Study.
Barbrack, Christopher R.; Horton, Della M.
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v4 n3 1970
In 1968 the Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education (DARCEE) initiated a small study to build and utilize mothers' skills (established in an earlier and major study) and to begin to construct and explore the feasibility of a "career ladder" for persons interested in early education. Subjects were 12 Negro preschoolers and their families. They were exposed to a 40 week program of home visits by selected mothers. The home visitors received a brief two-phase training program emphasizing the (1) goals of DARCEE and (2) demonstrations and activities to be used in subjects' homes. Subjects were tested in a pretest-posttest design on three measures of academic aptitude, one of which was a specially developed DARCEE instrument. Results indicate that no significant increases or decreases occurred. However, mothers involved as Home Visitors appeared to have increased self esteem, aspirations and expectations as a result of program participation. Appendixes make up almost 1/2 of this document. (WY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.