The development of a program for in-servicing parents of pre-kindergarten children

Doody, Linda M. (1986) The development of a program for in-servicing parents of pre-kindergarten children. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of the study was to consider the need for, and the nature of, an in-service program for parents of pre-kindergarten children in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The intent of the program was to enhance parents’ ability to exert positive influences on their children's growth and development and thus help to ensure the maximization of their children's potential. -- The assessment of the need for the proposed program and the subsequent development of the program were based on information from four specific sources: (1) an extensive review of related literature pertaining to parent education and involvement; (2) a survey of thirty-four superintendents of school districts in the province regarding their district's policy on parent education and involvement, information on programs and practices dealing with parent education that had been tried or were currently being used in their respective districts, and their personal comments with regard to the subject of parent education; (3) a survey of 424 kindergarten teachers in the province regarding their opinions, perceptions, and experience concerning parent education and involvement; (4) a series of interviews among various agencies (e.g., Department of Health, Department of Social Services) involved in the care and education of the young child to ascertain the extent of provision of parent education programs in the province by such groups. -- Analysis of information and data accumulated from the various sources indicated the need for an in-service program for parents of pre-kindergarten children. -- Based on information obtained in the review of related literature and from opinion expressed in the province-wide survey of kindergarten teachers, a program for in-servicing parents of pre-kindergarten children was developed, that could be implemented by kindergarten teachers within the province. To facilitate teachers’ implementation of such a program, a teacher's handbook, entitled Options: A Program for In-Servicing Parents of Pre-Kindergarten Children, was written. -- Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth; Early Experience; Parent-Child Relationships; Parent Education; Parent Influence; Parent Participation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5186
Item ID: 5186
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 374-468. -- The original item has been divided into three parts for binding, which have been reassembled here as one digital item.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1986
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Parenting--Study and teaching; Education, Preschool

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