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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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Preventing abusive head trauma among infants and young children: a hospital-based, parent education program. Pediatrics 2005; 115: e470-7.
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Video Interaction Project (VIP), a parent education program which promotes positive parenting through reading aloud and play, reduces hyperactivity at school entry, according to a study published online April 9 in Pediatrics.
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.
We contacted a sub-sample of 24 mothers and 16 early childhood professionals who were originally part of a longitudinal study assessing the effects of a hands-on parent education program in positive guidance, which was approved by the relevant Institutional Review Board.
There were 104 parents who volunteered to participate in the parent education program and their children were assigned to the experimental group, while another 104 randomly selected parents who stated that they would not be able to participate because of their work commitments but who agreed to provide data for the study were assigned, along with their children, to the control group.
(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. (60) To date, studies have failed to employ additional data sources like teachers' and children's reports, diaries, or other timely and frequent self-reporting devices.
Over the years, I have conducted focus groups with families to understand their perceptions of the parent education program. Benefits accrue beyond the academic, including networking to find employment and developing friendships across cultural and language groups.
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.
The CABAS parent education program can be improved by expediting the feedback given to parents during in vivo training sessions via bug-in-the-ear electronic devices.
In addition to running the school, each mother regularly assisted the teacher in the classroom and committed herself to a parent education program. Like other nursery schools, co-ops offered stimulating social, physical, and intellectual experiences as well as maximum creative freedom to young children.
Stone (1999) "Evaluation of a parent education program for divorcing parents" Family Relations, 48:129-137.

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