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ERIC Number: EJ805349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Home Visiting
Korfmacher, Jon; Green, Beth; Staerkel, Fredi; Peterson, Carla; Cook, Gina; Roggman, Lori; Faldowski, Richard A.; Schiffman, Rachel
Child & Youth Care Forum, v37 n4 p171-196 Aug 2008
This review provides an overview of an important aspect of early childhood home visiting research: understanding how parents are involved in program services and activities. Involvement is defined as the process of the parent connecting with and using the services of a program to the best of the client's and the program's ability. The term includes two broad dimensions: participation, or the quantity of intervention a family receives; and engagement, or the emotional quality of the family's interaction with the program. Research that includes examination of parent involvement is reviewed, including examples from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. Factors that influence involvement are noted, including parent characteristics, qualities of the home visitor, and program features. The need for further measurement development and implications of these findings for home visiting programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A