ERIC Number: ED365014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-28
Development and Implementation of an Integrated Parent Involvement Program for Regular and Special Education Classes in Preschool and Kindergarten for Home and School.
This practicum sought to combat the problem of decreasing readiness skills and overall general knowledge of entering kindergarten students, by developing and implementing an integrated parent involvement program for regular and special education classes in preschool and kindergarten. The first phase involved parents and children in a home-based summer motor skills and reading program. When school began in the fall, parents became involved in parent education meetings, planning and organizing a learning fair, distributing weekly language development book packets, communicating with school through a telephone communication system, reading and conducting language development activities at home, and developing language extension activities with their children. The practicum had a positive effect on parents' involvement in their child's education in school and at home. Parents responded positively to the programs and became aware of developmentally appropriate practices. Scores on the kindergarten screening test increased. Appendices provide copies of questionnaires and record-keeping forms. (Contains 32 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.