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The Effects of Parent Education Programs on the Development of Children Aged Between 60 and 72 Months

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Abstract:

The effects of a parent education program on the development of children aged between 60 and 72 months attending preschool were assessed. Participants were children attending 9 kindergartens located in central Ankara and their parents (experimental group: 68 children, 68 parents, control group: 68 children, 68 parents). Data were gathered using a general information form, and the version of the Brigance Early Development Inventory II (Brigance, 2004), that was adapted for use in Turkey by Aral et al. (2008). There was a significant difference between the scores on the subtests of the Brigance Early Development Inventory II and the total pretest and corrected posttest scores independent of group, but no significant difference was found between the scores of the groups on the Brigance Early Development Inventory II or the total pretest and corrected posttest scores. The results also revealed that the parent education program had a minimal effect on children's daily life and social emotional skills.

Keywords: CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT; PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS; PRESCHOOL EDUCATION; TURKEY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2011.39.2.241

Publication date: March 1, 2011

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