ERIC Number: ED343684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Positive Parent Involvement in Indian Pre-School Programs through Appropriate Program Orientation.
The goal of this practicum was to design an effective program orientation session for teachers and parents that would enhance parent involvement in an American Indian Head Start preschool program. Objectives were that: (1) a total of 90% of families and 100% of staff would attend a program orientation session; (2) a parent involvement activity idea book would be generated during the orientation session; and (3) half the families would volunteer twice a month for participation in the classrooms. Implications for continuation and duplication of the practicum are included. Results revealed that even though the objectives were not met, the program orientation session effectively enhanced parent involvement, particularly in terms of classroom activities, policy, and decision making. Factors that contributed to the failure to attain practicum objectives are discussed. Appended are 20 references and related materials. (GLR)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Child Caregivers, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Isolation, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Multicultural Education, Orientation, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Volunteers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Native Americans; Project Head Start
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.