Messages From Home: The Parent-Child Home Program for Overcoming Educational Disadvantage / Edition 2

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Combining lively writing and scientific rigor, this expanded and updated edition of Messages from Home describes the methods and continued success of The Parent-Child Home Program. Spearheaded by the late Phyllis Levenstein, this pre-preschool home visiting program prepares at-risk children to succeed in school, overcoming educational disadvantage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592136773
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Kathryn E. Barnard     ix
Coauthor's Preface   Susan Levenstein     xiii
Prologue to the Second Edition   Phyllis Levenstein     xxi
Chronology     xxvii
Introduction     1
Two Mothers, Two Children: Program Participants     5
Poverty in the Twenty-First Century: Parental Love Fights Back     23
"Show, Not Tell": The Parent-Child Home Program Method     39
Underpinnings: The Theory behind The Parent-Child Home Program     71
How Effective Is The Parent-Child Home Program?     86
Methodological Issues in Intervention Research: Lessons from The Parent-Child Home Program Experience     110
From Laboratory to Real World: Successful Replication of a Successful Intervention     124
Preventing a Dream from Becoming a Nightmare: The Ethics of Home Visiting Programs     153
Ludic Literacy: Prelude to Instrumental Literacy     160
Messages from Home: Meditations and Conclusions     168
The Parent-Child Home Program in Writing: Publications by and about the Program, 1968-2007     182
Outcome Measures Created by The Parent-Child Home Program     229
References     233
Index     249
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