ERIC Number: ED245790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Home Secrets. The Best of BES--Basic Educational Skills Materials.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Toppenish School District, WA.
This report describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Home Secrets Program, in which parents of Head Start through fourth-grade students are invited to work with their children at home using a packet of teacher-developed activity sheets. Packets are available for each grade level; to receive them, parents must attend meetings to review activities, discuss the rationale for the activities, and address questions to the group leader. After a description of the program, discussion focuses on factors affecting implementation, both in school districts and in Head Start settings. The planning of parent-training sessions is also discussed. As described in the report, impact was evaluated in terms of the program's ability to meet major objectives and the probability of program continuation. Findings are discussed along with the results of informal surveys of teachers and parents. In conclusion, recommendations are offered for participating school districts and Head Start centers. Related materials, including a trainer's guide and evaluation tally sheets, are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; Toppenish School District, WA.
Identifiers: Basic Educational Skills Project; Home Secrets Program; National Diffusion Network Programs; Project Head Start
Note: For related documents, see PS 014 048-57. For first-grade activity sheets, see PS 014 057. Some pages included in the appendices are written in both English and Spanish.