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ERIC Number: ED371856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-18
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Parent-N-Me: An Approach in Parent/Teacher Training To Enhance Awareness and Parenting Skills for the Infant.
Suskind, Diane; And Others
A research project sought to determine the concerns of parents and preservice teachers regarding new approaches to child rearing. Six parents of infant children and eight undergraduate early childhood education majors participated in the study. Both groups received instruction in the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) philosophy, which espouses a humanistic-therapeutic way of working with infants. Both before and after the intervention, parents and students were given a modified Concerns-Based Adoption Model questionnaire to determine their concerns about innovation and the RIE philosophy. Survey results found that whereas before instruction in RIE, 47 percent of parents and 31 percent of students expressed an interest in helping other parents with the innovation, after the instructional period 27 percent of parents and 64 percent of students did so. This may be due to students' belief that, as teachers, they would be in a better position to provide these skills to parents in the future, while parents thought they needed the skills solely for themselves. Fewer parents (27 percent) than students (46 percent) expressed post-instruction concern about knowing more about resources available on the innovation. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A