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ERIC Number: ED119874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 21
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Parent Involvement in Day Care: Its Impact on Staff and Classroom Environments.
Shapiro, Sylvia
In this large scale study, the extent of parent involvement in preschool day care and its impact on staff and on classroom environments in child-centered and adult-centered situations were assessed. Subjects were 15 directors, 30 teachers, 524 children in 30 classrooms. Interview schedules and a classroom observation scale were the two instruments used. The findings indicate that: (1) the percentage of parents who are board members is not a determinant of parent influence; (2) there is a relationship between the amount of parent involvement in administrative areas such as fiscal control, hiring and firing, and personnel practices, and the amount of influence in curriculum/teaching areas; (3) this influence is mediated primarily through the director; (4) the amount of parent involvement is related to whether classrooms will be child-centered or adult-centered; and (5) this relationship varies with the social class status and educational level of parent policymakers. (Author/ED)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)