ERIC Number: ED250089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Parent as an Informal Teacher. Unit for Child Studies. Selected Papers Number 21.
This discussion (1) briefly describes several projects that have successfully trained parents to be informal teachers of their children and (2) lists guidelines for effective parenting. Initially, a discussion of parent/child interaction reports evidence of the teaching role of parents. Findings of recent research are also reported regarding the role of the father in the childrearing process. Various approaches to parent education are discussed, including the Playgroup Movement, the University of Florida's home-based Parent Education Program, and three Australian approaches to parent education. Conditions for implementing parent education are discussed. Ways parents can assist teachers in school settings are also delineated. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales)