ERIC Number: ED125764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Perceptions of the Pre-School Correspondence Program.
McGaw, Barry; And Others
This report presents an analysis of parents' perceptions and judgments of the Queensland Pre-School Correspondence Program in Australia. Through the correspondence program, resources and guides were offered to parents living in remote rural areas of Queensland to help them provide home learning experiences for their preschool-age children. A sample of 34 families who used the program was selected for this study. Parents' opinions were obtained through interviews in their homes during a 1-2 day visit. The interview covered such topics as (1) the teacher/parent relationship; (2) parents' presentation of the program to their child; (3) program materials, including suitability of content and clarity of instructions; (4) specific feedback mechanisms used; (5) parents' social contacts and their interest in meeting with other families enrolled in the program; (6) children's range of social experiences; and (7) children's reactions to the program booklets, tapes, and activities. Finally, parents were asked to assess and summarize the effect which their involvement in the program had had on the child and on their relationship with the child or any other children in the family. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Advisory Committee on Research and Development in Education, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia