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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.


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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Human Services is providing Hull Services with $105,903 in grant funding through the Family and Community Safety Program to Hull Services for its Community Parent Education Program (CPEP).
Head trauma among infants and young children: A hospital-based, parent education program.
From 2002 to 2009, 90% of the students whose parents completed The Concilio's parent education program graduated from high school, and 78% of students completed at least one year of postsecondary education, according to a survey of 2,100 parents.
The aim of this study was to follow up with mothers and early childhood professionals who had previously participated in a hands-on parent education program focused on positive guidance (Saunders, McFarland-Piazza, Hazen-Swann, Burton, & Jacobvitz, 2012).
Madden, O'Hara, and Levenstein (1984) found that their parent education program in the form of home visits increased the verbal communication between mothers and children, and had positive effects on children's cognitive development.
59) Indeed, even changing the methodology from phone interviews to self-administered questionnaires has often been enough to significantly change the results, with researchers finding "little evidence for the longer-term impact" of parent education program.
Parenting from Prison (PFP) is one such parent education program offered in prisons in the state of Colorado that aims to strengthen family bonds and increase knowledge of and positive attitudes toward parenting practices among both male and female inmates.
Over the years, I have conducted focus groups with families to understand their perceptions of the parent education program.
U-CAN READ: Literacy intervention in Years 3-10: A macro/micro vision of a parent education program is written by Kaye Lowe, Debbie Martens and Kelly Hannett, all of whom work at the The National Capital Centre for Literacy Research which is within the University of Canberra.
In an ideal world, the aims, objectives, and foundational constructs of every parent education program would be uniquely matched to the interests, motivations and demographics of its participating families.
With the advance of video technology, the CABAS parent education program may consider the possibility of installing on-going home videotaping of parent-child interactions in the absence of parent educators in the home in order to (a) increase correct antecedent and postcedent (i.
In addition to running the school, each mother regularly assisted the teacher in the classroom and committed herself to a parent education program.

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