ERIC Number: ED026118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Preschool Parent Education Program: A Curriculum Guide for Use by Teachers Conducting Parent Education Programs as a Part of Over-All Compensatory Preschool Projects. Experimental Edition.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg.
The purpose of this document is twofold: (1) to describe an experimental parent education program and (2) to describe how such a program will be evaluated. Parents can positively influence preschool children's perceptual, language, and cognitive development with direction. In this project teachers are released in the afternoon to teach parents how to remedy some of the serious deficiencies in their children. Teachers assume diagnostic roles. Specific curricula insure the program's success. Students' common disabilities are treated in groups using common curricula. Demonstration sessions are conducted with parents observing and utilizing techniques at home. The impact of this program on academic readiness of children will be assessed. An experimental substudy will be evaluated and changes in the intellectual home environment will be assessed. A table of sample diagnostic grouping and a typical schedule of daily activities are given. The role of the social worker in maintaining parent attendance and establishing home visits is outlined. Another table shows how the demonstrations may be followed through at home. (DO)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Guides, Diagnostic Teaching, Disadvantaged, Evaluation Methods, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parents, Perceptual Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Readiness
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg.
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