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ERIC Number: ED227948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-22
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Age Keyed Parent Education Newsletters: Results of a National Survey. Revised Edition.
Cudaback, Dorothea; And Others
A nationwide study was conducted of production by state cooperative extension offices of age-keyed parent education newsletters for expectant parents and parents of children under 5 years of age. Information was collected on a questionnaire sent to the person in each state cooperative extension program responsible for parent education. Responses were received from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Findings indicated that the use of newsletters by extension programs is widespread and growing. While some newsletters were written for teen and low-income parents, most were directed toward middle-class, married, fairly well-educated parents. Those who managed extension programs saw the distribution of newsletters as a cost-effective way to reach otherwise unreachable families with timely and valuable parenting and child development information. Additional related data were gathered through evaluations of three parent information series produced in Iowa, California, and Arizona. The great majority of parents who completed evaluation questionnaires in these three states found the information provided useful in promoting their self-confidence as parents, improving their knowledge of child development, and increasing their ability to be effective nurturing parents. (The nationwide survey questionnaire and survey data are appended.) (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A