ERIC Number: ED114211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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Parent and Child--What's the Score? Parental Preparation of Learning Environments for Delayed and Non-Delayed Infants.
Wagner, Betty; And Others
This study was designed to assess the needs of parents in preparing home learning environments for their young children. Subjects included 30 families (10 Anglo, 10 black, and 10 Chicano) with children from birth to 3 years of age. Data on approximately half of the families has been analyzed and is discussed. Half of the subject population had children identified as developmentally delayed/high risk. These children were matched with normal (nondelayed) children in the same ethnic group. Data were collected through videotapes of the child's daily activities, of the parent and child handling new materials, and of sequenced activities based on Piagetian developmental tasks designed to evaluate the child's developmental level. After the completion of the videotape series, parents' knowledge of child development and of how home environments may be prepared for the optimal development of children was assessed by use of a parent questionnaire. An observation instrument was then used to determine the parents' performance in actually preparing appropriate learning environments for their children. Preliminary results indicated that parents of all three ethnic groups had significantly higher knowledge scores than performance scores in the preparation of their children's learning environments. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
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