Community engaged parent education: Strengthening civic engagement among parents and parent educators

William J. Doherty, Jenet Jacob, Beth Cutting

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Abstract

We introduce Community Engaged Parent Education as a model for civic engagement in parent education. In Community Engaged Parent Education, the parent educator weaves the public dimensions of parenting into the everyday practice of group parent education. It is not a curriculum but a community-collaborative way of teaching all parenting topics by connecting parents' personal concerns to public issues. We describe the origins, principles, and core practices of this approach. Then we present evaluation data demonstrating that parent educators can learn to implement this approach to parent education, and that parents respond with a variety of forms of civic engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-315
Number of pages13
JournalFamily relations
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

Keywords

  • Community
  • Evaluation
  • Mentoring
  • Parent education
  • Parenting

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