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ERIC Number: ED081468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 148
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Inclusion of Parents in Supportive Educational Experiences.
King, Beverly Forman
A study was developed to involve parents in the learning environment of children attending a Head Start Child Development Center in the belief that it is crucial for the home and school to work closely for the development of the child. The purposes of the study were to (1) develop a series of take-home packets for involvement of parents and child, (2) investigate the effect of cooperation between home and school in learning experiences for children in the center, (3) determine if parent-teacher cooperation increases a child's motivation for learning, and (4) ascertain if parent-child interaction in learning experiences reflects a higher measure of intelligence. The children (N=64) were pre- and posttested on the Primary Mental Abilities Test and scored significantly higher on the posttest. It was concluded take-home packets contributed to the child's awareness of his mother's helping role. Child-parent-teacher interaction improved. Although a high degree of motivation appeared to be present during the study, results of tests do not support increased motivation. Greater parental dependency was reflected by the experimental group. (ST)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SRA Primary Mental Abilities Test