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ERIC Number: ED141991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 57
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Parents as Participants, Partners, and Policy-Makers. Chapter 8.
Clark, Vernon L.
Outlined are areas to consider when conceptualizing and planning programs and activities for parents of handicapped children as part of an early education program, and briefly described is a family involvement model for use in a demonstration program for multiply handicapped children. Five major dimensions along which an early education program can address parental needs and offer qualitative experiences are emphasized: providing social and emotional support to and outlets for parents; providing opportunities for information exchange between and among parents, teachers, and other professionals; providing avenues for parents to participate in the program's activities (included here are objectives, suggestions, ideas, and disadvantages relating to starting a parent's club); improving interactions between parents and their children; and developing and improving various marketable skills of parents. The ASTEM (acquaint, teach, support, expand, and maintain) Model is described as a process-oriented model that focuses on bringing family members into contact with a program and then involving them actively and meaningfully in the program. Appended are sample worksheets containing planning questions, statements, and concerns a program planner need consider in developing an early education program. (SBH)
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