Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

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FOREWORD

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pp. v-vi

...study and that provide material of practical value. The present book meets both these requirements. Dr. Davis, in Part I, makes a thoroughgoing...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. vii-viii

...the staff of the Institute of Child Welfare. Among those who made substantial contributions Edward A. Rundquist, Belle 0. Fish, Marion L. Faegre, Blanche Anderson, Florence L. Goodenough, and John E...

CONTENTS

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pp. ix-x

Part I. The Effect of Attending Child Study Groups upon Parental Attitudes toward Children's Behavior

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STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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pp. 3-16

...the results of his efforts. If he has been teaching factual subjects he need not look far, since we have fairly satisfactory techniques for measuring the acquisition of knowledge and skills. In subjects dealing with...

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THE TEST AND THE SUBJECTS

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pp. 17-32

...possible to Wickman's schedule (59), in order that his mental hygienists' and teachers' ratings might be compared with the opinions of parents. The use of descriptive statements rather than single words...

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ATTITUDES TOWARD TRAITS BEFORE AND AFTER INSTRUCTION

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pp. 33-52

...serious. These percentages when ranked were correlated by the Spearman rank-differences method to show the amount of agreement between parents taking the tests for the first and the second times, between...

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ATTITUDES TOWARD DELINQUENT, NEUROTIC, AND PERSONAL-SOCIAL TRAITS

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pp. 53-69

...were mainly concerned with verifying Wickman's findings by using other groups of teachers, and in some instances with measuring the agreement of teachers with Wickman's experts before and after...

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THE EFFECT OF INSTRUCTION UPON ATTITUDES

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pp. 70-83

...second tests taken by the same individuals. Since the intervals between categories were unequal, scale values were computed according to the method described by Kelley...

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GENERAL SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

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pp. 84-86

...The analysis of nearly five thousand forms obtained from a fairly representative sampling of the city and rural mothers who attended the free study groups taught both by child development specialists and by...

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 87-90

Part II. The Organization and Development of a Parent Education Program

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PARENT EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FROM 1925 TO 1932

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pp. 93-99

...training future workers in the field, and bringing to parents through an extension program the information accumulated in its own and other research centers." Since no organization had previously assembled...

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ORGANIZATION AND RECORDS OF STUDY GROUPS

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pp. 100-106

...group meet? At what time of day? Do certain topics stimulate special interest and attendance? What are the differences in groups sponsored by different organizations? What variation in educational...

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ENROLLMENT, BACKGROUND, AND ATTENDANCE

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pp. 107-115

...analyzed. Only those persons for whom there were registration cards and those groups for which leaders had filled out the general information blank for each meeting were included. An analysis of the groups...

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SPONSORSHIP OF GROUPS AND AGE PERIODS STUDIED

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pp. 116-122

...supply leadership to any organization that requested it and that agreed to attend to all details of promotion and organization. Table 10 shows...

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FREQUENCY, TIME, AND LENGTH OF MEETINGS

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pp. 123-131

...to be closed literally on the dot, because of restrictions in regard to the electricity used or the insistence of the janitor that he should not be kept...

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ACCEPTABILITY OF LEADERS AND AMOUNT OF DISCUSSION

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pp. 132-138

...techniques of parent education at the University of Minnesota. They came from a wide variety of fields: for example, teaching Home Economics...

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LOCAL LEADER PROJECTS FOR RURAL GROUPS

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pp. 139-143

...of Child Welfare was the Home Economics Division of the Agricultural Extension Service. From 1926 to the fall of 1929 leaders from the Institute conducted...

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SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

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pp. 144-148

...and extent of its services and in the number of persons interested. This fact is important because the work was kept on an impartial, scientific basis...

INDEX

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pp. 149-153