ERIC Number: ED047280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Effect of a Parent Education on the Self-Concept, Achievement, and Behavior of Educable Mentally Retarded Negro Pre-Adolescents.
Schleicher, Kurt Walter
This study determined whether a systematic program of parent education for a period of six weeks would effect significant changes in the self-concept, attitude, behavior, and academic achievement of the mentally retarded children of these parents. Two groups of educable mentally retarded Negro pre-adolescents were compared on measures of self-concept, attitude, behavior, and academic achievement. The experimental group consisted of 16 subjects, and the control group, of 20. All subjects were enrolled in classes for the educable mentally retarded in a rural public school division. Their chronological ages ranged from seven through ten, and their Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IQ scores ranged from 50 through 80. They all came from low socioeconomic home environments. The subjects were tested prior to and subsequent to the six-week parent education program, with five instruments. The findings failed to support the thesis that the six-week parent education program would effect significant positive changes in self-concept, attitude, behavior, and academic achievement of the Negro educable mentally retarded pre-adolescents when compared with a control group whose parents did not receive the educational program. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Blacks, Doctoral Dissertations, Investigations, Mild Mental Retardation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Self Concept
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis