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ERIC Number: EJ1043687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of the A PAR Parental Intervention Programme in Portugal. Child Development and Parenting Support
Nabuco, Maria Emília; Aguiar, Maria Stella; Costa, Cláudia; Morais, Diogo
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v22 n4 p554-572 2014
This cross-sectional study attempts to investigate the effects of the Aprender em Parceria (A PAR) programme, an intervention in early childhood education and parenting support in the suburbs of Great Lisbon which aims to increase the educational achievement of disadvantaged children from birth to six-years-old. A quasi-experimental design was used in which children and their families participating in the intervention programme were compared to a comparison group of children who were not participating. The sample consisted of 103 children and their families in the first year (2008), 142 in the second year (2009) and 187 in the third year (2010). Results showed that families and children in the A PAR groups made significantly greater gains in the following areas: social support, pleasure in parenting activities, parent--child joint activities, capacity to interact with their children, able to observe their daily progress, recognise the most important moments of interaction. Children made significant progress in their cognitive and social development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal (Lisbon)
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