ERIC Number: ED367862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Parents as Teachers Project. Learning Styles.
Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD.
The primary objective of the Parents as Teachers project was to present a series of workshops to help parents understand the vital role they play in their children's preschool and educational development and help them develop techniques to encourage children to read, participate with their children in various craft and educational activities, and build their children's self-esteem. Parent-child interaction activities were presented, and educational personnel served as models to reinforce target skills. Home visitors visited homes to help parents with specific needs. During the project grant period, 131 families attended family workshops and family nights. At least 35 families attended programs for 3 or more months. Among the workshop participants were 8 families from local adult literacy classes, 34 families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and 88 families from shelters. All of the parents participating in a project evaluation meeting reported spending much more time reading to their children, and many reported attending more activities at their children's schools. (Attached to this report are a handout on learning styles, guidelines and games for encouraging children to read, instructions for 22 craft projects, and self-esteem activities.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Handicrafts, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Workshops, Parents as Teachers, Prereading Experience, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Esteem
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD.
Identifiers: 353 Project