ERIC Number: ED052814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Educational Intervention in the Home and Paraprofessional Career Development: A Second Generation Mother Study with an Emphasis on Costs and Benefits. Final Report.
Barbrack, Christopher R.; Horton, Della M.
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v4 n4 1970
The present study compared the relative effectiveness of three home visiting projects whose purpose was to train low income mothers to use commonly available materials and everyday events for the educational stimulation of their preschool children. The home visiting projects varied in terms of expense and professional qualifications of the home visitors. Data on general intelligence, concept development and maternal teaching style were analyzed to determine the effect of home visits on the child and mother and to compare treatment effects associated with each of the projects. In addition to the Stanford Binet and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test used to test children's aptitude, two relatively new instruments were used: the DARCEE Concept Test for Children, and an abridged version of the Maternal Teaching Style Instrument. Results of testing showed little difference between treatment groups and suggest a useful plan for involving paraprofessionals in a meaningful "career ladder" which results in an educational intervention project staffed entirely by paraprofessionals. (NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.