ERIC Number: ED343726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Organizing Parent Discussion Groups in Preschools (A How To Guide).
Rousey, Carol G.
This series of discussion sessions and suggestions for further reading, was designed to serve as a guide for discussion groups made up of parents of preschool children. The first chapter discusses the organization of groups, leaders' qualifications, the general format of sessions, recordkeeping, and suggestions for the first and final sessions. The remaining chapters provide an outline of each of the following topics for the leader of the discussion groups: (1) children's learning; (2) communicating with one's child; (3) values; (4) stress management; (5) making and keeping rules; (6) handling negative feelings; (7) fears versus feelings of safety; (8) positive feelings about the parents' relationship with their child; (9) sex education for the preschooler; (10) coping with death; and (11) family life and security. Each chapter includes guidelines for using review techniques and questions to start the discussion; general information about the topic to be presented; discussion questions and activities; and guidelines for summarizing the discussion. Included is a list of six suggested readings. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Midwestern Association for the Education of Young Children (Des Moines, IA, April 17-20, 1991).