ERIC Number: ED165903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Pre-Parenting Training: Adopter's Guide.
Based on a pilot project in ten Oregon high schools, this adopter's guide describes a training program designed to prepare high school students to be mentally and emotionally healthy parents. Three overall curriculum goals are identified: providing practice in clarification of personal values and responsible decision making, clarifying and strengthening self image through interaction with young children, and introducing realistic expectations of parenthood through dealing with concepts which promote physical and mental well being. Program teaching methods include the use of lectures, videotapes, values exercises, films and direct experience at schools or child care facilities in the community. The guide is divided into six sections: (1) deciding whether to adopt the model (assessing potential community support, resources and finance), (2) planning program operation (defining organizational and personal roles and responsibilities, and setting management objectives), (3) founding the program (securing field sites and maintaining community support), (4) implementing the program (orienting and training teaching staff and child care personnel), (5) operating the program (identifying curriculum goals and instructional guidelines), and (6) planning and conducting summative and formative evaluation. Appendices include a project overview, the program adoption budget summary, a sample budget for an on-campus child care center, the pre-parenting preservice format, a student skill checklist, an interim evaluation report, and a sample 18-week schedule of classes. (CM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Decision Making, High School Students, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parenthood Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Program Guides, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Teaching Methods, Values
Pre-Parenting Training, c/o Adams High School, 5700 N.E. 39th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97211 ($2.00; make checks payable to: School District No. 1, c/o PPT office)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: N/A