ERIC Number: ED048939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Effectiveness of Parents-as-Teachers.
Stern, Carolyn; And Others
This study involved the use of group process techniques in meetings at which parents and teachers were encouraged to express their feelings, frustrations, needs and expectations. The two hypotheses tested were: (1) parents participating in the encounters will evidence more direct concern for their children's preschool education and more favorable attitudes toward Head Start than those not attending such meetings; and (2) that the children of parents participating will score higher on tests of language performance and information acquisition than children of parents not attending. The study included two Head Start classes involving 30 black, Mexican-American, and Anglo children. The children were pretested and posttested with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Caldwell Preschool Inventory and Situational Test of Competence (mid-measure). Parents were tested with Parents Expectations for Achievement of children in Head Start (PEACH), Parents Attitudes Toward Head Start (PATHS), and the "How I Feel" measure of alienation. Demographic data was also collected and parents and teachers completed the Situation Test of Competence as they expected the child to respond. Results of the study showed that only the second hypothesis tested was supported. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 6, 1971