ERIC Number: ED247424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
P.L.A.C.E.S. Parents Learning to Assist Children in the Elementary School: A Workshop for Parents. Technical Report.
Darkenwald, Gordon G.; Valentine, Thomas
This report describes a self-contained, problem-centered workshop designed to help parents, especially undereducated parents, learn how to facilitate the elementary school success of their children. The workshop is predicated on the belief that parents themselves are able to identify the educational needs and help to solve the school-related problems of their children. Consequently, the 17 activities that comprise the workshop are dialogic, rather than didactic, in nature. The complete workshop is designed to be offered in four two-hour sessions by a facilitator (teacher) who has received no special training beyond a thorough understanding of the handbook offered with the workshop materials. This technical report describes the development and evaluation of the workshop. Section 1 provides information about content and format and describes how decisions relating to those issues were made. Section 2 describes the field test and formal evaluation of the completed workshop. The first appendix depicts the table of contents from the workshop handbook, and thereby defines the content of the course. The following appendixes contain the subjects' unedited reactions (overwhelmingly positive) to the workshop. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, School Attitudes, School Involvement, Student School Relationship
Center for Adult Development, Rutgers University, 10 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Adult Development.
Note: For the related handbook, see CE 039 479.