ERIC Number: ED047331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Daycare Consultation Program 1969-1970.
Evaluated is a program with two components: individual consultations offered bi-weekly to daycare mothers in their homes, and group discussions in which the mothers talked about their mutual concerns and interests. Hypotheses tested were: (1) participants would show a greater increase in attitudes and behaviors conducive to growth of children than their matched controls, as well as a greater increase in their sense of fate control; and (2) preschool experimental children would show greater behavior change than the control youngsters. The sample consisted of one middle and one lower class experimental group, and one middle and one lower class control group. There were five mothers in each group. Findings show that experimental group mothers, regardless of class, differed significantly from their matched controls in showing an increase in rejection of the homemaker role by the end of the year, and that mothers in the lower class experimental group evaluated their daycare children as being more dependent at the end of the year than at the beginning. Increased dependence upon significant adults is considered desirable in lower class children since it suggests an increased susceptibility to influence by future teachers. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document. (Author/RSM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Social Work.