ERIC Number: ED248962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Education Course Evaluation: A Parent Education Course Integrated into the School.
This study evaluated a course designed for parents of kindergarten children. The program was based on Adlerian psychology and had three components: (1) the course for parents, which met once a week for 16 weeks; (2) three teacher inservices; and (3) separate and joint consultations between the course instructors and the teachers and parents. During the year-long trial period, two parents' courses were offered. Each course was attended by 38 parents (mostly mothers); control groups were drawn from parents in the public school system. Both experimental and control parents had high-level occupations and extensive education. The evaluation used a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design, with parents reporting their attitudes toward parenting, their own behavior, and their perceptions of ideal parenting. In addition, each child's self-concept was assessed, and teachers rated each child's behavior. Parents also reported their reactions to the course itself. The course was found to be effective in increasing parents' understanding of and communication with their children. No gains were found in children's self-concept or in teachers' ratings of classroom behavior. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Saint Albert Protestant Separate School Dist. No. 6, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada