ERIC Number: ED056759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Measurement of Change in Social and Personal Attitudes of Parents of Children in Project Head Start.
The project reported in this paper has 3 facets and is part of a larger one focused on finding out how to improve the prediction for scholastic success of children from disadvantaged populations. The first paper reports on a pilot study of the effect of parent participation in Head Start on subsequent utilization of community resources. It is also concerned with how parents view Head Start personnel and how individual staff members view each other. While it was demonstrated that parents did change as a result of their participation in the program, the measures used were necessarily crude. An important aspect of the project is concerned with the development and validation of an instrument which will be sensitive to these important changes. The second section reports the rationale and approach to the development of an instrument to measure pre-post changes in parental attitudes, especially in the area of alienation. The third facet is concerned with an experiment to test the value of special instruction in producing more effective modes of home teaching in parents of disadvantaged children. The first step has been the preparation of an instrument of measure parental attitudes toward the Head Start program. This instrument and the description of the study are included as the third report in this section. (Author/MK)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Head Start Evaluation and Research.
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