ERIC Number: ED048945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Simulation Activities for Training Parents and Teachers as Educational Partners: A Report and Evaluation.
Champagne, David W.; Goldman, Richard M.
This report summarizes a program to help parents learn some specific teaching skills to help their children learn. To develop a positive reinforcement teaching style was the basic objective because it is both the most simple style to learn and the most powerful style for building success in learning. Role-play stimulation in small groups was the basic strategy for both the teachers' learning to teach parents and for parents learning to teach their children. Teachers were trained for three days on materials explaining program purpose, strategies, role-play experiences, and the kinds of sensitivity necessary to be effective teachers of parents. Each of these teachers trained three to five parents for 2 1/2 days. Next, the parents under direct supervision of the professional teachers taught kindergarten age children in a Head Start summer program. Evaluations of the program were conducted utilizing: (1) analysis of audio-taped samples of parents' teaching, (2) written observations of parents' and teachers' training, (3) daily logs and interviews with teachers and supervisor. Eleven of the 12 parents increased their use of positive reinforcement. Eight of the 12 parents increased the variety of reinforcers used. Appendixes and tables included. (Author/AJ)
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Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 6, 1971