ERIC Number: ED172948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Dimension of the Family as Educator: Mother as Teacher.
Slaughter, Diana T.
This report compares two parent education groups with a control group on three measures of maternal knowledge and attitudes. The subjects were low income Black mothers with 18- to 24-month-old toddlers as of the beginning of the 2-year programs in 1974. The two programs were Levenstein's Toy Demonstration Program, in which mothers (N=26) observed demonstrators modeling playing with their children in the home, and a mothers' discussion program, in which the mothers (N=26) shared experiences of personhood, home and family life. There were 31 control group mothers. The three measures employed in interviews were (1) maternal individuation (expressions of sensitivity to the child's needs as a developing person and openness to alternative perspectives on controlling children's behavior), (2) ability to give developmental explanations of child behavior and (3) expressed perceptions of the mother's role as a teacher. Although significant differences among groups were found at the end of the first year, they were not found at the end of the second year. Findings are presented in three tables. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Grant Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Levenstein Toy Demonstration Program
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (San Francisco, California, March 15-18, 1979)