ERIC Number: ED200326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Parents' View of Parent Involvement in Early Education Programs.
Das, Ajit K.
Two groups of parents (N=300) with children enrolled in either private nursery schools or public day care centers were surveyed to determine their attitudes and needs in regard to parent involvement programs. A 46% rate of response was received. Of those responding, 98% favored such programs, at least as far as parent discussion groups were concerned. Approximately 45% said that they would like to be more actively involved and suggested a variety of ways in which they could work with children in the classroom. It was also found that parents were generally in agreement with the goals of the preschool programs in which their children were enrolled. There were some significant differences between the two sets of parents in regard to their primary reason for sending their child to the preschool, and their particular needs for new knowledge and skills for child rearing. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (Minneapolis, MN, October 1980).