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ERIC Number: ED113041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 12
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Parent Involvement: Process and Results of the High/Scope Foundation's Projects.
Weikart, David P.
This paper reviews the concept of parent involvement in preschool intervention programs and presents experimental data relevant to the effectiveness of several preschool and home-based teaching programs for economically disadvantaged children. The range of current assumptions about parents is summarized as: (1) parents need to be taught how to be parents; (2) parents know what they need and can operate their own programs; and (3) parents and educators can become resources for each other. Several experimental home teaching programs conducted by the High/Scope Foundation and based on the third assumption are described briefly: (1) the Ypsilanti-Perry Preschool Project, a preschool combined with weekly home visits; (2) the Ypsilanti Home Teaching Project, a 4-month program of weekly home visits; (3) the Ypsilanti-Carnegie Infant Education Project, in which educators or untrained women visited homes weekly for a 16-month period; and (4) a comparison of three preschool curricula combined with weekly home visits. Longitudinal data from several of these studies is already available, while data from other projects is still being analyzed. In general, it has been concluded thus far that the combination of preschool with home-based components yields impressive immediate and long-term results. Implications and considerations for preschool educators are discussed. (ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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