ERIC Number: ED392538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
What Mothers Have To Say. Evaluation: Parents as Teachers. Programme: Part One.
A survey was administered to families in St. Lucia during home visits between November 1993 and July 1995, after the local Parents As Teachers Programme had been affiliated with the Parents As Teachers Program in St. Louis, Missouri (affiliation took place in 1991). In all, 2000 home visits were conducted in the communities of Laborie, Banse, Soufriere, Augier, Vieux-Fort and Choiseul by eight parent educators, six St. Lucian and two American Peace Corps volunteers. Family profiles were gathered which revealed that 78% of mothers and fathers had only primary education; 51% of the mothers were between 20 to 30 years of age; 58% of families had more than 3 other family members living with them; 68% of mothers worked as housewives in their homes; and the overwhelming majority of fathers who were employed were employed in low-status jobs. Four main types of parent concerns emerged from the home visits: abuse (emotional and physical), poverty, irresponsibility of fathers, and enthusiasm for the Parents As Teachers program. Mothers expressed an overwhelming interest in home visitation as part of the program. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Laborie Community Education Centre (St. Lucia).
Identifiers: Saint Lucia