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Swick, Kevin J.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reviews the literature documenting the impact of an internal locus of control orientation for efficacious families and describes how support systems can enhance an internal locus of control for parents and children. (BB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship
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Graves, Stephen B.; Gargiulo, Richard M. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reports on two educators' visits to Poland, Russia, and the Czech Republic between 1991 and 1993 and their observations on the early childhood educational systems in these countries. Examines the role of children and families, preschool education, curriculum, special needs children, and the training of kindergarten teachers in these countries.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes