ERIC Number: EJ744404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Evidence-Based Family-School Interventions with Preschool Children
Bates, Stacey L.
School Psychology Quarterly, v20 n4 p352-370 Win 2005
Fifteen studies of family-school interventions with preschool children conducted between 1980 and 2002, and published in peer-reviewed journals, were reviewed and evaluated according to the criteria developed by the Task Force on Evidence-Based Intervention in School Psychology (Division 16 and Society for the Study of School Psychology Task Force, 2003). Results indicate that family-school interventions with preschool children have taken many forms, have targeted a variety of problems and behaviors, and have generally shown positive effects. Efficacious interventions included parent and teacher training, parent education, and behavioral family therapy. Recommendations for future research include increased methodological rigor, replication and extension of current studies, and the completion of longer-term, follow-up investigations to determine whether gains that are made post-treatment are maintained over time.
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Preschool Children, Intervention, Journal Articles, Evaluation Criteria, School Psychology, Teacher Education, Parent Education, Research Needs, Literature Reviews, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
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