ERIC Number: ED344682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Parent Involvement in the Moral and Ethical Development of the Elementary Child To Decrease Acts of Violence in Pre-Adolescent Children.
Woodard, Beth L.
This paper reports on the implementation and results of a program that addressed the problem of aggressive behavior among students at an urban elementary school. Program objectives were to bring about a decline in the number of referrals written for students' aggressive behavior; an increase of parents' supervision of children's media consumption; and an increase in students' use of successful conflict resolution strategies. A group of 100 parents participated in a 10-week program that focused on: (1) statistical information about children's aggressive behavior; (2) types of parents; (3) parents' listening skills and self-awareness; (4) monitoring and evaluation of children's consumption of entertainment media; and (5) children's positive self-images. A group of 30 children attended 10 weeks of teaching sessions that examined creative problem-solving techniques, such as mediation, visualization, and values perception. Pre- and posttests were given to parents; children completed posttests only. The number of referrals for aggressive behavior did not decline sufficiently during the 10 weeks to meet the first objective. The second and third objectives were met, as indicated by the fact that more than 60 percent of the parents reported that they supervised their children's media exposure, and by an 89.6 percent success rate on students' conflict resolution posttests. An 18-item reference list is provided. Appendices include copies of the parent survey letter, the parent survey, and parent and student posttests. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Supervision
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.