ERIC Number: ED338421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Positive Experiences for "At-Risk" Preschoolers through Coaching of Parent Interactions.
Jennings, Mary H.
This practicum, designed to improve positive experiences of at-risk preschoolers, involved the coaching of parents in regard to their interactions with their preschoolers. The goal of the practicum was to provide parents with tools that would help them enrich the home environment of their preschool children. Parents of preschoolers in Chapter 1 schools were invited to participate in the 12-week practicum, which met weekly for 2 1/2 hours at a school. The population came from a large urban school district where there were many young parents. Twelve parent improvement sessions were held, with each session covering a different aspect of parenting. Strategies and procedures used to accomplish practicum objectives included role playing, discussions, workshops, field trips, consultant visits, research, demonstrations, and incentives for involvement. Results showed that with assistance, parents could make changes in their parenting strategies and get different results from their children. Parents were willing to use suggestions and strategies if they were presented in a humanistic and nondegrading manner. (SH)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Early Experience, Early Intervention, Early Parenthood, Educationally Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Self Esteem
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1