ERIC Number: ED113030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Home Teaching with Mothers and Infants.
Lambie, Dolores Z.; And Others
This booklet describes and evaluates an experimental home teaching program based on Piagetian developmental theory. The project was designed to stimulate infants' cognitive development and help mothers become more effective teachers of their children. Sixty-five infants, primarily from low socioeconomic status homes, were enrolled in the program at 3, 7, or 11 months of age, following administration of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. Subjects were divided into three groups. Infants and mothers in the experimental group had weekly sessions (60-90 minutes each for a period of 16 months) with professional teachers experienced in early education or in working with parents and infants. Formally sequenced sets of informal infant play activities, individualized by the teacher to each mother child pair, were used in these sessions. The second group of mothers and infants had similar sessions conducted by college students and teacher aides rather than professionals. No formal curriculum was followed in these sessions; home visitors planned their activities autonomously. The first and second groups of infants were tested every four months along with a third group designated as controls. Experimental group children were found to perform at significantly higher levels on intelligence tests and showed greater linguistic skill than children from either of the other two groups. Other findings are reported. (BRT)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cognitive Development, Family Environment, Home Programs, Home Visits, Individualized Instruction, Infants, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Mother Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Program Development
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 125 North Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 (Paper, $4.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan