ERIC Number: ED105059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-4
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Research Findings of the New Orleans Parent-Child Development Center.
Andrews, Susan R.; And Others
The New Orleans Parent Child Development Center Intervention Model hypothesizes a series of effects: the Child Development and Family Life Educators impart curricula designed to change mother's attitudes and behavior toward her child in ways which should encourage the development of competence in the child. The two single most important types of measures of program effectiveness are the mother-child interaction observations and the measures of child development. The New Orleans Parent Child Development Center, as a research and development undertaking, is unique in several ways: (1) Basic research is conducted as regards changes in mother's behavior. (2) Such changes are compared to repeated measurements of infants' development. (3) Both of the above unique research efforts are used to evaluate a longitudinal intervention program. At the end of two years, there was meaningful advance by the center group infants relative to the serial control infants on four of five subscales of the Uzgiris-Hunt and on the Motor Scale of the Bayley administered at 19 and 25 months of age. These data are contrary to the bulk of previous literature. These significant findings of program effect do not result from group differences in socioeconomic status, basic mother's characteristics, or from differential attrition. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations, Geneva (Switzerland). Inst. for Training and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Louisiana (New Orleans)