ERIC Number: ED426770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-14
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The Challenge of Developing a School Based Center for Parent Growth and Development in a JK-12 School.
Murphy, Dana McDermott; Segal, Joy F.
Drawing on research that supports the importance of parental involvement for children's school success, a study evaluated a model parent development center in a school setting. The mission of the three-year study was to create a parent education initiative to support parents in their parenting role. This paper begins with an introduction to the problems parents face, followed by: (1) a description of the methods used to choose the school setting for developing the model and the strategy for implementation; (2) a summary list of early successes and challenges faced by those implementing the model; and (3) a report of the model's current status and future plans. The second half of the paper contains specific information on the school-based center for parent growth and development instituted at the Latin School of Chicago. This section presents a background and mission statement for development of the parent education initiative. Specific goals and how these goals will be achieved are listed, and a summary of the program over its 3-year evolution is presented along with some conclusions and ideas for future investigation. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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