ERIC Number: ED094852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assistance to Local Follow Through Programs. Annual Report.
Ware, William B.; And Others
Major elements of the Florida Parent Education Follow Through Program are: (1) training mothers (two to each classroom) in the role of combined parent educator and teacher auxiliary; (2) training the teacher to use paraprofessional personnel; (3) developing materials for family use which take into account not only the school's goals for the child, but also, and equally, the family's expectations, goals, life style, and value system; and, (4) involving the Policy Advisory Committee in all phases of the program. In 11 communities, intervention contact focused on parents but also involved teachers, students, parent educators, community program coordinators, and consultants. Community personnel participated in five workshops which encouraged each community's independence, responsibility for self-evaluation, and the development of effective use of the program advisory committee (PAC). Inservice program support was supplied by liaison officers and consultants from the University of Florida. Inservice training materials were developed, and 422 home learning tasks were performed in two Alachua County, Florida, elementary schools for use in the 11 communities. Pretest and posttest data was collected using a variety of test and report measures; results appeared to indicate that basic objectives were met for this year. Data results on parents, children, teachers, parent educators, home visits, and home learning activities, are contained in the appendixes. (SDH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Developmental Programs, Elementary Education, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Home Visits, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Tables (Data), Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.; Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.