ERIC Number: ED320661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Parent Education and Support Programs. ERIC Digests.
Powell, Douglas R.
This digest identifies current programmatic efforts to inform and support parents and briefly reviews research on the effectiveness of parent education and support programs. The discussion of approaches to parent support focuses on parent education programs, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments (Public Law 99-457), Head Start, state early childhood programs that center on families, and local, grassroots parent-oriented programs, such as Chicago's Family Resource Coalition. Evaluations of intensive parent- or family-oriented early childhood programs serving low-income populations have found positive short-term effects on child competence and maternal behaviors, and long-term effects on such family characteristics as level of education, family size, and financial self-support. Dimensions of a high quality parent program are discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.