Messages from Home : The Parent-Child Home Program for Overcoming Educational Disadvantage

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-28
  • Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
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The Parent-Child Home Program is a low-cost pre-preschool intervention to help parents prepare their toddlers for school. Over four decades of experimental research have supported the program's hypothesis that children's best preparation for school is their early participation in cheerful, casual exchanges of concept-building play and conversation with their parents at home. The Parent-Child Home Program is a social program aimed at ameliorating many of the challenges of a low-income environment. In this updated new edition, Phyllis Levenstein's daughter, Susan, continues her mother's labor of love, confirming the fact that with a solid theoretical base, elbow grease, and perseverance it is possible to carry a good idea a good long way.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Coauthor's Prefacep. xiii
Prologue to the Second Editionp. xxi
Chronologyp. xxvii
Introductionp. 1
Two Mothers, Two Children: Program Participantsp. 5
Poverty in the Twenty-First Century: Parental Love Fights Backp. 23
"Show, Not Tell": The Parent-Child Home Program Methodp. 39
Underpinnings: The Theory behind The Parent-Child Home Programp. 71
How Effective Is The Parent-Child Home Program?p. 86
Methodological Issues in Intervention Research: Lessons from The Parent-Child Home Program Experiencep. 110
From Laboratory to Real World: Successful Replication of a Successful Interventionp. 124
Preventing a Dream from Becoming a Nightmare: The Ethics of Home Visiting Programsp. 153
Ludic Literacy: Prelude to Instrumental Literacyp. 160
Messages from Home: Meditations and Conclusionsp. 168
The Parent-Child Home Program in Writing: Publications by and about the Program, 1968-2007p. 182
Outcome Measures Created by The Parent-Child Home Programp. 229
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 249
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