Family Literacy: Parenting Education, Participant Selection - Discussion with Doug Powell and Diane D'Angelo - Summary
From November 12 to November 20, 2001, two guests were invited to ask and respond to questions related family literacy:
Doug Powell, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Child and Family Studies, Purdue University
Diane D'Angelo, Senior Research Associate, RMC Research, Portsmouth, N.H.
The guests proposed discussion about key goals for parenting education that they had outlined in the book they co-authored for the U.S. Department of Education, Guide to Improving Parenting Education in Even Start Family Literacy Programs. The resulting Family Literacy Discussion List subscribers' questions and comments, and the guests' responses, centered on evaluating parenting education outcomes.
Another area of discussion also arose concerning the selection of participants for Even Start and other family literacy programs.
This discussion is outlined below.
- List Moderator's introduction of the guests.
Guests' introduction to the discussion: Parenting Education Goals
Subscribers' responses (focused on evaluation of parenting education outcomes).
- Guests' responses to parenting education discussion.
Other Comments: Selection of Participants (including recruitment, needs assessment) in Even
Start or other family literacy programs
- Closing by the List Moderator.