ERIC Number: ED080217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Perspectives on Parent Participation in Project Head Start: An Analysis and Critique.
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 is divided into two parts. Part I is a discussion of the theoretical orientations behind the formation of Head Start and the other anti-poverty programs, and an examination of the history and development of the Community Action Program and Head Start itself. Part I concludes with a description and analysis of parent participation in the program. Part II is a review of the literature of the past decade related to Head Start and Head Start type programs. The report also gives a summary and analysis of the parent participation project research implications. Related documents include PS 006 814, PS 006 815, and PS 006 817. (ST)
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Sponsor: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.
Authoring Institution: MIDCO Educational Associates, Inc., Denver, CO.