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ERIC Number: ED065805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 18
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After Innovation: Perspective on a Parent Orientation Program.
Celio, David L.
This paper describes the summer Parent Orientation Program at the University of Maryland and an evaluation of the program several months later. The goal of the program was to educate parents in the facilitation of their son's or daughter's transition from high school to college. Another goal was to recognize parents as a vital part of the university community. This recognition was attempted through a response to the needs of the parents. The incongruence in values between the generations shows the need for efforts at improving understanding among children, their parents, and the university. The results showed that parents who attended the Orientation Program generally approved of it, evaluating the program favorably. They continued to regard the Program highly during the school year. From the data it appears that the program was successful, because it made the University more familiar to the parents and because it allayed fears of the parents that their son/daughter would not succeed. (Author/WS)
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