ERIC Number: ED077553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Parent Involvement Program. A Final Report.
Dusewicz, Russell A.
The Parent Involvement Program was designed to help low-income disadvantaged mothers teach their young children during the infant and toddler stages at home to help prepare them for later school entrance. The first of two sessions began in the spring, 1972, with 19 mothers participating. A tutor visited each mother for one hour each week to discuss specific aspects of child development and to provide her with specific related activities to work on with her child. The mother was asked to spend at least 15 minutes a day working with the child on the activities. One of the main objectives of the program was to give the mothers practical information with which to better understand both her child and her child's development. Most important, the activities were to serve as a bridge for mother-child interaction. The program initially consisted of 16 lessons. The Survey of Parent Attitudes was administered to each mother in an interview upon the completion of lesson 7. Each mother filled out a weekly progress sheet reporting the child's progress with the activities. After a break, the second session began with 15 of the same mothers. The program was considered successful: (1) there was a large increase in the amount of mother-child interaction; (2) mothers were a little more understanding of child behavior; and (3) children improved physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of General and Academic Education.
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA. Learning Research Center.