ERIC Number: ED168718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An In-Depth Study of the Impact of the Parent Education Follow Through Program on Yakima, Washington.
Chapman, Barbara Holland
This report represents a synthesis of data related to the impact of the Parent Education Follow Through (PEFT) Program in the Yakima (Washington) School District. It was compiled from reviews of written documents and interviews with both model sponsor staff and parents, teachers, community leaders and others within the Yakima School District. The program, in which paraprofessionals and parent educators worked with children in kindergarten and first grade classrooms and with their mothers in the homes, is briefly described. The political, economic and ethnic characteristics of the community and school staff are noted. The community's response to the program is said to be generally positive. It is concluded that the PEFT program is a dynamic force for institutional and social change within the Yakima community. Factors contributing to the apparent success of the program are discussed, along with some criticisms leveled at the program. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Education Follow Through Program; Washington (Yakima)
Note: For related documents, see PS 010 489-491; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)