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ERIC Number: EJ1032240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Family Capacity-Building in Early Childhood Intervention: Do Context and Setting Matter?
Dunst, Carl J.; Bruder, Mary Beth; Espe-Sherwindt, Marilyn
School Community Journal, v24 n1 p37-48 2014
Findings from a study investigating the effects of early intervention settings on the extent of parent involvement in IDEA Part C Infant and Toddler Programs are reported. Participants were 124 parents and other primary caregivers of children receiving early intervention in 22 states who completed an investigator-developed scale measuring different ways in which early childhood practitioners involved parents in their children's early intervention. Results showed that provision of early intervention entirely or partially outside a family's home were associated with minimal parent involvement and that more than 50% of the parents, regardless of setting or context, were not involved in their children's early intervention in a manner consistent with the IDEA Part C family capacity-building provision. The need for better preparation of early intervention practitioners is described.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Family Programs, Capacity Building, Context Effect, Infant Care, Toddlers, Educational Environment, Parent Participation, Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Parent Attitudes, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Parent Education, At Risk Persons, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C