ERIC Number: ED164680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Home Environment: The Impact of the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) on the Mother's Role as Educator. An Interim Evaluation.
Davis, Dan; Kugelmass, Judith
The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is evaluated in this research report with respect to the effects of home environment. The main data of an original HIPPY study consisted of the children's performance in various tests of mental ability. In the present study, the same sample is used, but the focus of research is on the parents and the family structure. Tables illustrate such variables as parents' education, room-density ratios, opportunities for learning provided by the mother, and parental expectations. Data indicate that the program had some impact on mothers but, due to the highly programmed format, did not generally serve to instill in them much confidence or awareness of themselves as educators. It is concluded that although the use of very structured materials and instructions was necessary because of the low educational level of the mothers, in the future, the mothers must become more involved in the program to make it work effectively. The problem is identified as increasing the mothers' initiative in the teaching role while maintaining educational effectiveness for the child. (WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel).
Identifiers - Location: Israel