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ERIC Number: ED412582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-8
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
"Confirming the One with Whom I Struggle": A High School Parent Training Project. Final Report.
Carlin, Diane W.
An action research project integrated violence intervention and prevention into a child development curriculum through a parenting unit fostering confirmatory methods of struggle management between high school and preschool students. Subjects were 45 second- and third-year child development students, 75 first-year child development students, and 19 three- to four-year-old school district children. Phase I involved piloting a high school parenting unit that trained adolescents in the practices of confirmation during adult-child struggles. Phase II followed the training and student presentations. Video and audio taping of the interactions between the high school students and preschool students allowed the students to see themselves in action so that they become critically aware of their own behavior and its consequences for the preschoolers and themselves. Based upon the parenting unit, all groups identified, presented, and explained previous disconfirmatory struggle practices and alternative confirmatory methods of working through preschool struggles. In addition, the students used all aspects of the unit in their presentations. Some struggle practices once viewed by all never occurred again. Other struggles became the topic of discussion and were clarified before the preschool session began. While confirming the preschoolers had always been a goal of the program, disconfirming became an immediately recognizable offense by the offenders and the observers. (Contains 58 references and 8 tables of data; appendixes contain an outline of the parenting unit, an illustration of the classroom layout, the coding instrument, and confirming and disconfirming response categories.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A