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ERIC Number: ED035458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 2
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Analysis of Home Environment and Development of Parent Intervention.
Bayer, Helen; Ray, Margaret
The 5-year project reported in this paper sought initially to examine the home environments both of isolated, intact rural white families and of single parent AFDC Negro families. The information thus gathered was to be compared to what is known about middle class white families in hopes of isolating the differences that result in the poorer academic performance of poor children and developing programs of parent intervention to alleviate this problem. The intervention project is presently being carried on through weekly home visits. These visits have four objectives: (1) to increase the quantity and quality of mother-child verbal interaction, (2) to instill the idea in both the mother and the child that adults are helpful, resource-controlling persons, (3) to shift the behavior control techniques from diffuse nonverbal reinforcement to verbal reinforcement with specific explanations, and (4) to have the mother encourage increased complexity in the child's language. This home teaching program lasts 12 weeks; 9 for the program, 1 for make-up, and 2 for evaluation. Field trips, singing, reading, and a wide variety of games were among the program activities. (MH)
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