ERIC Number: ED296803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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A Program Designed To Increase Involvement and Provide Education to Parents of Kindergarten Children.
Nachman, Leah B.
A kindergarten teacher implemented a practicum designed to increase parent involvement in their children's kindergarten and give parents information about the kindergarten program. Specific goals of the intervention were to inform parents about kindergarten routine, kindergarten requirements and concepts of child development, and to help parents develop positive attitudes toward the school. Intervention activities selected to address the need for increased parent participation included: (1) kindergarten orientation; (2) monthly newsletters; (3) parent workshops; (4) child-produced presentations for parents; (5) a classroom volunteer program; (6) a classroom visitation program; and (7) parent-teacher conferences. Practicum evaluation data indicated that the goals of the intervention were met. In view of the program's effectiveness, participating kindergarten teachers planned to continue it for a second year. Related materials including the survey instrument are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.