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parent education,

movement to help parents' understanding of the problems of children at home and in the school. Much parent education is carried on through the channels of adult educationadult education,
extension of educational opportunities to those adults beyond the age of general public education who feel a need for further training of any sort, also known as continuing education.
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, both formally and informally. The National Congress of Parents and Teachers (founded as the National Congress of Mothers in 1897) is active in disseminating literature, promoting discussion groups, and lobbying for educational funding. The organization has some 6.6 million members, in 26,000 local parent-teacher associations (PTAs) located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and overseas Defense Dept. schools. This number is down from a membership of about 12 million in 1966, a result, partly, of increasing single-parent households and working mothers, the failure of the organization to attract minority families, and what has been seen as its unwavering loyalty to teachers' causes. Many schools have active independent school-parents partnerships with strictly local goals.

Bibliography

See publications of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. See also S. Jaffee and J. Viertel, Becoming Parents (1979); C. Cataldo, Parent Education for Early Childhood (1986); S. P. McCaleb, Building Communities of Learners (1994).

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A spokesman for the EDB said that as parents play a vital role in their children's development and learning, the EDB attaches great importance to parent education and has fully accepted the recommendations in the report submitted in April this year by the Task Force on Home-school Co-operation and Parent Education set up by the Education Commission.
Results from the WISC-IV US normative sample showed a significant correlation (r = .43) between children's Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) and parent education level.
As PEN and CHC join forces, families will have access to comprehensive support that now includes two specialised schools, evaluations, therapy, parent education, parent support groups, the EdRev Conference, continued support for students through the SAFE program and teacher and behavioral healthcare professional education.
ERIC Descriptors: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; School Readiness; Transitional Programs; Child Development; Individual Characteristics; Parent Attitudes; Teacher Attitudes; Program Effectiveness; Academic Ability; Reading Aloud to Others; Parent Role; Experimental Groups; Control Groups; Comparative Analysis; Preschool Education; Learning Activities; Parent Education; Parent Surveys; Questionnaires
The book details the definition and family, child, and socio-economic factors of child neglect; the basic principles of behavior analysis; its application to child neglect, especially contingencies that lead to and maintain patterns of neglect; issues related to behavioral parent education; the development of individual programs; programs related to child care skills and routines, home safety and hygiene, and parent-child interaction; and the implications of these programs and why behavioral parent education is more effective with some families than others, as well as recommendations for families, professional practice, and policy.
They also enrolled for the parent education classes at the Corniche Hospital and completed the entire seven courses in 27 weeks of Hemanthi's pregnancy.
Robin Bowen, Executive Director of the California Parenting Institute states, “The new Parent Education Center will drive measurable impacts on CPI's capacity to provide needed programs to Sonoma County families.
Parent education has been found to help families not only to recognize their own importance in their children's education, but also to identify and improve their own interests, talents, and skills.
Specifically, it is estimated that more than half of all parents involved in the child welfare system nationwide, including those with children in foster care as well as those receiving services at home, attend parent education programs.
Leading law enforcement experts recommend programs such as parent education, mentoring, nonviolent conflict resolution, character education, and community-school partnerships, as well as supporting the UNICEF-sponsored International Convention on the Rights of the Child.--Gene Stephens, "Youth at Risk: A New Plan for Saving the World's Most Precious Resource," July-Aug 2010, pp.
New this year was a "tot lot" designed to entertain preschool children, as well as a room arranged as a parent education and reception area where parents had a place to relax as their children received treatment.
(1) As a result of the legislation, growing numbers of divorcing parents are required to attend "parent education programs," (2) turning these programs from a fad in family courts into an established and mandatory stop on parents' path to divorce.

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