ERIC Number: ED055280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of a Parent Training Manual for Home Instruction.
Yaman, Nancy; Hanson, Ralph A.
The development of a simple and effective means of training parents and other non-professionals in the use of a home-based instructional program is the concern of this paper. The home-based program is the SWRL Parent-Assisted Learning Program (PAL). PAL was created as an adjunct to a broader communication skills program, First Year Communication Skills Program (FYCSP), a criterion-referenced instructional program, which includes research-based instructional materials and procedures and is designed to teach kindergartners basic reading skills. In developing the PAL Parent Guide four basic guidelines were followed: (1) minimizing the reading requirements for parents, (2) providing a means for parents to practice skills being taught, (3) providing a means for parents to evaluate their own learning, and (4) keeping training procedures as brief as possible. The current Parent Guide consists of 10 pages and includes the following: (1) a description of the purpose of the PAL Program, the materials included, and other basic information, (2) a description of the Practice Exercise and the General Instructional Procedures parents are to follow when using the Practice Exercises, (3) a series of exercises designed to give parents practice in using the General Instructional Procedures, (4) a pronunciation guide illustrating how the Program Words and Word Elements are sounded out and procedures for practicing the pronunciation of them. It was determined that the procedures used were successful in producing a low-cost guide. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.
Identifiers: Parent Assisted Learning Program