ERIC Number: ED187478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parent Education and Cultural Change in American Families.
Espinoza, Renato; And Others
Using an ethnographic approach, three Parent Education Programs were studied to describe the social setting in which they took place and to document their impact upon parents. The programs were conceptualized as social service organizations designed to change the parental roles of participants. Each program was observed, interviews were conducted with program participants, and relevant documents were examined. Programs were found to vary along various formal organizational characteristics, and participants also differed in terms of their socioeconomic characteristics and motivation to participate. Three models of cultural change (cultural elaboration, cultural reinforcement, and cultural reorganization) were proposed to reflect the underlying rationales of the programs and the changes experienced by the families that participate in them. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).