ERIC Number: ED118240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Early Social Development: Parent and Child Programs.
Boger, Robert P.; Andrews, Mary P.
This study investigated the effects of short term supplemental parent and classroom programs on the self-concept, sociometric status, social involvement, and heterogeneity of friendship and associations of day care children 3.3 to 5 year of age. The treatment conditions compared: (1) a regular day care program (control); (2) a day care program with supplemental classroom activities designed to enhance specific social interaction skills; (3) a day care program with a supplemental parent program focusing on increasing positive parent-child and parent-teacher interaction; and (4) a day care program with both supplemental classroom and parent programs. Data were collected before and after the 12-week intervention period, from approximately 200 black and Anglo children in eight large day care centers, using the following instruments: Brown IDS Self-Concept Referents Test; Play Situation-Picture Board Sociometric; Classroom Socio-Observations; and the Observation and Socialization Behavior instrument (revised), a videotaped observational rating procedure. Significant differences across treatment conditions were evidenced on a number of variables. The appendices include supplemental information on the instruments used, sample lessons from classroom and parent programs, and descriptions of the centers involved. (ED)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Experimental Programs, Interaction Process Analysis, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Self Concept, Social Behavior, Social Development, Sociometric Techniques
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Family and Child Study.
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