ERIC Number: ED233819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Self Concepts of Young Bilingual Children in Home Settings: Discovering the Role of Parents in Project P.I.A.G.E.T.--Title VII. Technical Paper 150.
Thompson, Cathy L.; Yawkey, Thomas D.
The purpose of Project P.I.A.G.E.T. (Promoting Intellectual Adaptation Given Experiential Transforming) is to provide plans and procedures to develop bilingual children's self-concepts. This Title VII project, judged successful after 1 year of implementation, works with bilingual families in both the home and school settings. Its objectives include enhancing self-concept, increasing learning achievement, and developing more positive communication and interaction between child and parent. Lower socioeconomic status and a high unemployment rate characterize the bilingual families in the project. The program operates on six basic aspects of learning and growth: (1) acquisition of intelligence, (2) specific linguistic/cognitive benchmarks crucial to growth, (3) experiences to expand language and cognitive growth, (4) self-regulation of learning, (5) social interaction, and (6) children's play. These aspects provide the baseline for self-concept development. Specific activities in the home (grouped according to the dimensions of body self, social self, cognitive self, and self-esteem) may be used by parents to foster healthy self-concepts in their children. These activities include singing songs containing the child's name, reading to the child, role playing, and constructing "me" books. (BJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.