ERIC Number: ED402114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Adapting Packaged Parent Education Programs To Meet the Needs of Families in Rural Areas.
A lack of parent education programs in a rural midwestern county has denied rural families the support, advice, and education a parenting program would provide. Questionnaires were provided to 7 professionals and 13 parents in the county to determine if there was a need for parenting classes. The survey determined a need and concluded that no other classes were available in the area. A packaged parent education program was adopted to allow participation by the entire family and then implemented with 22 participants in 6 families. Twelve weekly sessions covered child development, self-esteem, discipline, and rule setting. Results of a pretest/posttest survey and the Parenting Quiz indicate that participants' knowledge increased at the end of the program. Weekly evaluations also indicated that the classes were useful and that participants learned information that would give them a new approach to parenting. The program was deemed a success and will be offered again in the fall of 1996. Data tables show results of questionnaires and pretest/posttest. Appendices include needs assessment questionnaire and evaluation questionnaires. (TD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.