ERIC Number: ED323400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Training Parent Educators To Work with Inner-City Parents of Handicapped Elementary School Children: A Cornerstone for Career Development. Final Report.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
A project was conducted in New York City to train parent educators through a trainer-of-trainers model to respond to the career development needs of inner-city handicapped elementary school children and their families. The project enabled parents to intervene early and effectively in the career development process of their children. During a 3-year period, the project trained 169 representatives from a cross-section of community elementary schools and organizations to train parents of elementary school children who are in special education programs. The project consisted of field-based training seminars and practice conducted at a centrally located facility in the community. In the practice, parent-trainers conducted a series of parent education workshops for 480 parents. Workshops were conducted in English and Spanish. Implicit in the program design was the attention given to training parent-trainers as role models. The project was well received by parent-trainers and parents and received wide support of community organizations and schools. It is being disseminated to other locations. (Includes project descriptions, internal evaluation, and three annual external evaluations. Appendices contain lists of community organizations, agendas for seminars and workshops, and internal evaluation instructing in English and Spanish.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Identifiers: New York (New York)