ERIC Number: ED080215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Investigation of the Effects of Parent Participation in Head Start. Final Technical Report.
MIDCO Educational Associates, Inc., Denver, CO.
This report is one of four describing a project which investigated the impact of Head Start parent participation on the program's quality, on institutional changes in the community, on the Head Start children, and on the Head Start parents themselves. Two types of parent participation were investigated: (1) parents in decision-making roles, and (2) parents in learner roles. Another type of involvement in which parents were paid employees in Head Start programs was also studied. This report gives a summary of the project's methods and results, and includes the statistical data gathered from the 20 Head Start centers studied. In general, results are supportive of high parent participation in both roles in relationship to all dependent variable areas. Results also indicate that extensive parent involvement in Head Start centers appears to be related to the degree of involvement parents had in recognizing, planning and implementing improvements in the centers. Related documents include PS 006 815, PS 006 816, and PS 006 817. (ST)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cognitive Development, Community Change, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Economically Disadvantaged, Evaluation, Methods, Mothers, Nonprofessional Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Questionnaires, Readiness, Self Concept
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Sponsor: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.
Authoring Institution: MIDCO Educational Associates, Inc., Denver, CO.