ERIC Number: ED314173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Early History of Missouri's Parents as Teachers Program, 1981-89. Report #89-3.
Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Parents as Teachers National Center.
This report records the first decade (1981-1989) of the Parents As Teachers program of the School of Education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Documentation concerns: (1) implementation of a pilot project, New Parents As Teachers (NPAT), in four Missouri public school systems in 1981; (2) establishment of the Commissioner's Committee on Parents as Teachers (PAT) in 1982; (3) passage of the Early Childhood Development Act, Missouri SB 658, in 1984; (4) curriculum development and adaptation for statewide expansion of PAT; (5) identification of SB 658 funding priorities; (6) evaluation findings that strongly supported parental guidance of the early learning process; (7) national media exposure by 1985; (8) expansion of state-appropriated funding; (9) an evaluation involving 37 public school systems intended to document PAT's effectiveness with a broad range of families; (10) program replication in school districts and social service agencies in 11 states by 1987; (11) increases in grants and funding awards; (12) adaptation of the model for PAT implementation in child care centers; (13) an 18-month study of adaptation of the PAT program for disadvantaged urban families; and (14) national expansion of PAT by 1989. The report concludes with a discussion of the development of a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Parents as Teachers and other innovations. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Parents as Teachers National Center.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri