ERIC Number: ED224896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Child Development/Parent Education Program Effectiveness.
Gritzmacher, Joan E.; And Others
This monograph contains four reports of studies dealing with the impact of secondary home economics programs in five states on child development and parenting. (The states involved were Ohio, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Iowa.) Chapter 1 details the assessment of child development and parenting programs in the five states that used a pretest-posttest design involving child development/parenting students and a comparison group. This study found that students in child development/parenting semester-length courses start and end these courses with greater knowledge than comparison groups. Chapters 2 through 4 contain separate analyses of data for three states. Chapter 2 reports that Iowa secondary students who have taken a consumer and homemaking course addressing child development/parenthood education concepts score better than those who have not. Chapter 3 describes a Minnesota study where findings indicate that a secondary course in parenting and child development had a significantly positive impact in both cognitive and capability attitudes on students when compared to a control group. Chapter 4 presents an Ohio study that found that secondary students who participated in a child development/parent education course showed statistically significant improvement on posttests measuring child development/parent education knowledge. Instruments used in the studies are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Home Economics, Parenthood Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Division of Occupational and Vocational Studies, 119 Rackley Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.
Identifiers: Impact; Iowa; Minnesota; New Mexico; Ohio; Wisconsin