ERIC Number: ED154921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a Kindergarten Parent Involvement Program.
Okin, Allan D.
This paper describes the implementation of a kindergarten parent involvement program. Six parent volunteers attended a training sequence of 16 workshops to learn how to tutor kindergarten students and how to develop parenting skills. School personnel, including kindergarten teachers and a school psychologist, conducted the workshops. Students selected for tutoring had been screened and identified as developmentally delayed on the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL). DIAL performances were confirmed by teachers' ratings on the Teacher's Assessment Form. Specific tutoring objectives were written by the teachers for improving each student's fine motor and/or conceptual skills. The trained parent volunteers tutored eight students over five months, following objectives and activities specified by the teachers. Post screening data indicate all students improved on at least two-thirds of all skills for which tutoring objectives were established. Most of these same students showed no improvement in weak skills for which tutoring objectives were not established. Ratings by teachers following tutoring did not confirm all students' measured improvements on the DIAL. Suggestions for refining the parent involvement program are included. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Intervention, Kindergarten Children, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Workshops, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Psychomotor Objectives, Skill Development, Tutoring, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum report, submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for Doctor of Education degree, Nova University