ERIC Number: ED206373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Childhood and Parenting Research Program. Final Report.
Gotts, Edward E.; And Others
The central objective of the Childhood and Parenting Research Program was to assist member states of the Appalachia Educational Laboratory in determining ways to work with families to foster the development and educational progress of children. To achieve this objective, research, reporting, analysis, and dissemination activities were conducted in 9 "scopes" or activity areas. In the form of objectives, scopes were defined as the following: (1) complete regional parenting surveys, including base sample and model parenting program surveys; (2) complete family case studies of the Home-Oriented Preschool Education (HOPE) follow-up study; (3) prepare a position paper on planned actions in field settings; (4) prepare an integrated report of the HOPE follow-up study; (5) write an account of procedures found to be most useful in the assessment of rural Appalachian families; (6) derive field measurement batteries from HOPE follow-up study measures; (7) complete preparation of the developmental theory of parenting and refine the theory's main propositions based on experience with the Indirect Parent Interview; and (8) disseminate results; and (9) interpret findings of the surveys to the Childhood and Parenting Task Force as well as to local and state educational agencies in the region. Activities conducted within each of the scopes of work are summarized in the initial section of this final report, and work done in scopes 1 through 8 is reported in detail in the appendices. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.