ERIC Number: ED073830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Assistance to Local Follow Through Programs. Annual Report.
Greenwood, Gordon E.; And Others
The Florida Parent Education Follow Through Model emphasizes: (1) the training of mothers (two to each classroom) in the role of combined parent educator and teacher auxiliary; (2) training the teacher in the use of paraprofessional personnel; and (3) development of materials for family use which take into account not only the school's goals for the child but also the family's expectations, goals, life style and value system. Both teacher and parent educator are taught procedures for the development of teaching tasks. The parent education activity consists of weekly home visits to demonstrate to the mother tasks that have been devised in school to increase the child's intellectual competence and personal and social development. Parents' ideas and opinions are solicited and used in the program. The evaluation covered the areas of maternal teaching behavior, teacher-parent educator planning, parent educator teaching style, and parent educator evaluation of a home visit. In each community, six teachers and six parent educators were randomly selected for evaluation. Videotapes of home visits were made to provide for better evaluation. Appendices contain the instruments and instructions used in evaluation. (KM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.; Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.