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ERIC Number: ED140959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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An Attempt at Parent Education Through a Lecture-Discussion Series.
Wulf, Kathleen M.; Bartenstein, Evelyn
This pilot study examined a lecture/discussion approach toward educating upper middle class mothers in child rearing. Mothers ranged in age from 24-45, their children from 1-14 years. Five lectures were given over a 5-week period. Topics included: (1) how a parent can contribute to the growth of a child's intelligence; (2) how language develops in early childhood; (3) newest research on infancy; and (4) the part a parent can play in his/her child's development. An 18-item Likert-type scale was devised to determine a mother's confidence in child rearing. Results of the post-test measure were insignificant. However, the discussions following each lecture allowed mothers to freely express and share their fears and concerns regarding child rearing, and appeared to have a therapeutic effect. Judging from comments, the discussions had a positive effect on mothers in terms of "not feeling so alone" and feeling "better about themselves as mothers". (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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