ERIC Number: ED339457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Improving Active Parent Involvement for Preschool Teachers and Parents through In-Service Training.
Irving, Robin M.
This paper describes the implementation of a program at a preschool that served as a training laboratory for college students in early childhood education. A series of interviews and questionnaires indicated that parents and teachers were interested in improving parent involvement in preschoolers' education. A training program designed to address this interest contained four objectives: (1) parents would practice active parenting skills and (2) improve their parenting skills; teachers would (3) identify strategies to increase parent involvement and (4) demonstrate the use of strategies to teach children communication, responsibility, and cooperation. Parent-child activity calendars were given to parents. These calendars listed activities for children for each day between September and April. Monthly log sheets for recording involvement between adult and child were also given to parents and teachers. A series of eight training sessions involving discussion and the viewing of videotapes was held between September 1990 and April 1991. Topics covered included active parenting, the process of understanding the child, discipline, communication, and democracy in the family. Data gathered from the log sheets indicated that each of the four objectives of the program was met. A 32-item reference list is provided. Appendixes include the parent-child activity calendar and the log sheet for parents and teachers. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.