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ERIC Number: ED361092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey Instrument: Assessment of Education Interests, Experiences, and Learning Preferences of Parents of Young Children.
Jacobson, Arminta; Engelbrecht, JoAnn
A five-page English language survey instrument was developed by the Denton County (Texas) Parent Education Coalition to survey a sample of parents representing the economic, educational, and lifestyle diversity of the county. A Spanish-language version, a shortened two-page questionnaire, and an adapted interview form for handicapped and illiterate parents were also developed. The full-length English-language survey instrument contains 17 questions covering family demographics as well as parents' education interests, experiences, and learning preferences. A total of 740 parents from 30 randomly selected preschools participated in the survrey. It was found that they considered: (1) family, books, and friends to be the most helpful sources of parenting information; (2) experiential learning, discussion, and reading to be their preferred methods of instruction; and (3) building their child's self-esteem and helping children do well in school to be the parenting topics of most interest. Results of the study are being used to plan parent education programs in the community. (The full-length English-language survey instrument is included.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas