ERIC Number: ED150803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Mothers Mothering.
Described is a project in which poor Black and White parents were trained by paraprofessional visitors to use simple stimulation activites with their infants. Results of Stanford-Binet Scores at age 6 are said to indicate that four of the seven experimental groups scored significantly higher than control groups; and followup at grade 3 indicated that of 30 children who stayed in the program longer than 1 year, 28 attended regular classes as compared to only 14 of 20 controls. Considered are factors related to children's outcome (including mother-child interaction and the mother's view of locus of control); changes in the mothers (including greater self esteem); and class differences in childrearing. Other topics dealt with include ideas for a prevention program, effects of changes in teaching methods, parent-child interaction patterns; and methods of involving parents in school. (CL)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Exceptional Child Research, Home Programs, Infants, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Stimulation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-024-00697-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.