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ERIC Number: ED300189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Parent and Child Education Program.
Townley, Kim F.; And Others
The Parent and Child Education Program (PACE) is a pilot program, developed in Kentucky, to provide adult, early childhood and parent education. PACE targets families that have one or both parents without a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and one child three or four years of age. Parents and children ride the bus to school together, three days a week. During the day parents attend adult education classes, and their preschool children attend an early childhood education program. Parents also participate in a parent education program that includes direct interaction with their children. Initial and partial assessment of the program showed that 49% of participants earned their GED, but a number of others were waiting for test results. Thirty-six percent of participants reported changes in their communications with school officials. All of the mothers reported they thought their children were ready to go to kindergarten, largely because of skills the children had learned in the PACE program. Parents also perceived that they had both the power and the tools to teach their children necessary skills. While preliminary results look good, a more comprehensive research program is planned for the 1987-88 school year. (DHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A