ERIC Number: EJ1036250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Parent-Child Portfolios: "Look--This Book Is All about Us!"
Appl, Dolores J.; Leavitt, Jessica E.; Ryan, Melissa A.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v42 n3 p191-202 May 2014
A team of facilitators describe the process and content of portfolios they create for families attending weekly playgroup sessions based on the philosophy and practices of the Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) model. The parent-child portfolios are a form of authentic assessment and highlight children's development within the context of parent-child relationships. Facilitators complete weekly observations of parent-child interactions, which allow them to monitor children's progress on goals set by parents, evaluate their own practices, and plan future playgroup sessions.
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Portfolios (Background Materials), Observation, Interaction Process Analysis, Models, Progress Monitoring, Play, Educational Practices, Transformative Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Infants, Meetings, Child Development, Family Programs, Program Descriptions, Content Analysis
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