ERIC Number: ED081482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The New Orleans Model for Parent-Infant Education.
This paper states the basic assumptions underlying the philosophy and methods used in a parent-infant education program at the Parent Child Development Center in New Orleans designed to teach and emphasize all aspects of a child's development. The assumptions discussed in relation to program content are: (1) some parents have child-rearing styles which negatively influence some aspect of their child's development; (2) parents need a general base of child-rearing information in order to make informed choices about their own practices; (3) parents who understand underlying principles of human development will be more likely to use these forces to support growth and learning; and (4) adults and children learn best in a supportive, self-respecting relationship with others. Methods of teaching parents include the observation of models of adult-child interaction styles, and parent participation in discussions and demonstrations on the management of children in a variety of situations. The program emphasizes the parent's language and vocabulary development to help the parent become more independent in seeking child development information. (For related document, see PS 006 733.) (ST)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives, Infants, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Curriculum Specialist, Parent Child Developmental Center, 3300 Freret Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 (free of charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parent Child Developmental Center, New Orleans, LA.