ERIC Number: ED379097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Improvement of Parent Awareness of Developmentally Appropriate Programs for Ages 3 through 8 through Workshop Sessions.
Brown, Emmaline J.
A university early childhood laboratory school was making a transition from an academic orientation to one focusing on developmentally appropriate practices. This practicum was implemented to improve parents' awareness of developmentally appropriate programs by means of workshop sessions. The goal was to increase their knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate in programs for children 3 to 8 years of age. Three workshop sessions were designed to provide participants with information on appropriate and inappropriate practices that was provided through video tapes and overhead slides comparing appropriate and inappropriate practices. Each session included a question and answer period to allow for further clarification. A posttest was given at the end of the third session to determine information gained. The results indicated that, compared to the pretest, parents were able to identify more developmentally appropriate practices for children ages 3 to 8. (Four appendixes contain the parent questionnaire, the laboratory school's annual assessment form, the survey pretest/posttest, and consent letter.) (AP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University. Paper presented at the Annual Conference and Exhibition of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Atlanta, GA, November 30-December 3, 1994).