Strom, Robert
September 1974
Education;Fall74, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
Recognition of the family influence potential has given rise to pre-school parent involvement programs. Arizona State University Parent-Child-Center is using a parental self-assessment (Parent As A Teacher, PAAT) accompanied by a questionnaire reflecting the child's perception of parental behavior along the same dimensions: Control, Creativity, Frustration, Play and Teaching-learning. Analysis of each dimension identifies parent child-rearing strengths and weaknesses. Anglo, Black, and Mexican-Americans have shown significant self concept gains by mothers and their children after an eight week program utilizing PAAT as a pre, post and diagnostic measure along with training sessions focusing on the use of toys as an instructional medium for home curriculum.


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