ERIC Number: ED324119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Awareness of Critical Thinking Skills through a Program of Parent Involvement.
Blackmer, Marilyn Z.
An elementary school science teacher implemented a practicum intervention designed to improve students' critical thinking skills by emphasizing the role of the parent as a resource at home. A total of 25 parents of third-fifth graders were instructed in four sessions in the Talent's Unlimited thinking skills model. Sessions focused on productive thinking, forecasting, decision making, planning, and communication. Practicum evaluation data were derived from analyses of taped parent and child discussions of a poem and self-reflection surveys from 21 parents. Data indicated that the intervention was effective. Parents' higher level questions eliciting recall, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation increased, and parents' awareness of critical thinking skills also increased. The parent self-evaluation survey and the curriculum for the parent training sessions are included as attachments to the report. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.Sc. Practicum, Nova University.