ERIC Number: ED057880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Reaching the Child through Parent Education: The Florida Approach.
Gordon, Ira J.; And Others
Activities of the Institute for Development of Human Resources provide the information contained in this document. This first large-scale project of the institute was in parent education of disadvantaged mothers in the north central Florida area. The purpose of the project was to investigate a way in which early intervention into the lives of babies might break the poverty cycle, the intervention technique being the use of disadvantaged women in teaching mothers how to stimulate their infants. As a result of this project, the institute became one of the program sponsors for the Follow Through Program, which reflects the synthesis of strong institute interests--parent education, cognitive and language development, and systematic observation. The 11 papers of which this document is comprised represent individual studies resulting from either the original project or from the Follow Through Program. The chief topics of discussion are: The Disadvantaged Infant; and The Parent Educator as a Paraprofessional Agent of Change in the Education of the Disadvantaged. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Experience, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Indigenous Personnel, Infant Behavior, Infants, Intervention, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Poverty, Research Projects, Stimulation, Verbal Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.
Identifiers: Florida; Project Follow Through
Note: Edited papers from two symposia presented at the American Educational Research Association National Convention, February 1969