Changes in attitudes of mothers toward child rearing practices after their participation in six discussion classes

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Irene Waters Johnson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: The discussion group technique has been widely used and accepted with parents of children enrolled in various preschool programs as an effective means of changing parental attitudes and behavior toward their children. With the advent of kindergarten programs for children from low-income families, there has been much discussion but very few educational programs for parents of children enrolled in these kindergartens. The present study was designed (1) to offer a series of six discussion classes, related to child development and parent-child relations, to the parents in seventy-seven families having a child enrolled in one of the ESEA-Title I kindergarten classes in Asheboro, North Carolina, during the school year 1969-1970; and (2) to determine the effectiveness of the series of classes in changing parental attitudes toward child-rearing. By random selection in the two school areas involved, the participating parents in one school area became the experimental group and the participating parents in the other school area became the control group.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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