ERIC Number: ED360044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Family Education and Training: From Research to Practice. Implementation Plan. Report No. 14.
Kagan, Sharon L.; And Others
This report provides an overview of the second year of the Family Education and Training Program, a project constructed to: (1) investigate the impact of a comprehensive child care training program on the employability of low-income mothers; and (2) assess the effect of training and support in parenting and job readiness on parenting skills and children's cognitive and social competence. During the first year of the project, a comprehensive literature review was conducted. During the second year, the idea behind the project was converted into a field program and research design. Based on findings from the literature review, an intervention was designed, an implementation plan was developed, and a site was selected. Section I of the report introduces the project, following which section II presents key findings from the Year I literature review. In sections III, IV, and V, the report reviews existing child care training, parenting, and job readiness curricula, with the goal of laying the foundation of the curriculum to be used in the project. Section VI surveys the experiences of current and recently operating child care training programs, culling field-based lessons on program structure, population, staffing, support services, and outcomes. Section VII recounts advancements made in locating an appropriate home for the program and developing a research design for evaluating the program. Finally, section VIII explicitly describes the structure and content of the program's proposed intervention, detailing its framework, schedule, and staffing patterns. Four appendices present reference lists of child care training curricula and projects, parenting curricula, and job readiness curricula. (Contains 46 references.) (Author/AC)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Adult Vocational Education, Career Development, Child Care Occupations, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Program Descriptions, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy.; Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning.