ERIC Number: ED341501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
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The Parent Component of the Kindergarten and Elementary Intervention Project (KEIP).
This paper describes an experimental early intervention program called the Kindergarten and Elementary Intervention Program, which provides support for at-risk students, their parents, and teachers. It aims at the improvement of early school adjustment through approaches designed to accommodate a wide range of individual differences; improve and augment regular support; and provide specialized staff development and intervention. The program has three components: volunteers to help targeted students, teacher consultation, and parent involvement. Although the volunteer and consultation components are described in this paper, the focus is on parent involvement, which emphasizes parents' efforts to deal with the school adjustment and other potential problems of identified students. The goal is to help parents understand the problems manifested by their child; ways to handle parenting dilemmas; and ways in which the school and parent can work together to prevent and deal with problems. Parent involvement is encouraged by recruitment of parents as volunteers, and by special conferences and parent discussion groups. The program also addresses the school adjustment of newcomers. Appended are seven references and a description of the program's guidebook. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latinos; Los Angeles Unified School District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (99th, San Francisco, CA, August 16-20, 1991).