ERIC Number: ED136967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Parents as Teachers of Young Children: An Evaluative Review of Some Contemporary Concepts and Programs.
Goodson, Barbara Dillon; Hess, Robert D.
This paper examines and summarizes information about the success of parent-centered educational intervention programs for disadvantaged preschool children. Historical shifts in the role of the family and the community in education are traced and four types of parent participation educational programs are identified. They are: (1) parents as policy makers (2) parents as more effective teachers of their own children (3) parents as supporting resources for the school and (4) parents as better parents. More than 20 program descriptions are presented which include demographic data, assumptions underlying the program, program goals for the children and the parents, details of program operation, distinctive features of the program, hypotheses tested by the program and evaluation results. Evaluation data from all the programs are combined to provide an assessment of the overall effectiveness of parent training programs. Analysis of these data indicate that the programs consistently produced significant immediate gains in children's IQ scores, seemed to show long-term effects on children's IQs and their school performance, and seemed to alter in a positive direction the teaching behavior of parents. A reference list of program addresses is also included. (JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised Edition