ERIC Number: ED178159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Together is Best: Families and Schools. Findings of the Parent Education Demonstration Project in Region IV.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
The purpose of this first year report of the Region IV Parent Education Demonstration Project (PEDP) is to help other school systems as they plan and conduct parent/child programs. The Region IV PEDP involved 29 local school systems which were conducting 31 parent education programs through various funding sources. These parent programs had as one objective the enhancement of parents' influence on the cognitive, affective, social, and motor development of their children, particularly preschool children. The regional project encouraged and assisted the school systems in implementing the new role involved in their programs; provided any necessary technical assistance in staff development, materials selection and development, and program management; and began the process of assessing and describing the methodologies and activities of the various programs with the intent of highlighting the most effective and replicable elements. Contents of the report include discussions of parent education; the Region IV PEDP's structure, activities and evaluation process; and local program components such as parent workshops, home visitation, and toy and material libraries. An overview of each participating program is included. Participating LEA addresses and key personnel are listed. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Programs, Home Visits, Libraries, Mobile Educational Services, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent School Relationship, Parent Workshops, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Toys
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
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