Keywords

foster parent training, Stuffelbeam's CIPP model for program evaluation

Abstract

This study compares four curricula commonly used in the pre-service training of US foster parents. Stufflebeam's (1983) CIPP model for program evaluation was used to guide a content analysis of each curriculum, with specific attention to the content and training methodology used. The content was examined to determine if it covered topics identified as germane to the task of fostering children. The instructional methodology of each program was compared with established andragogical adult education techniques. Results indicated that each curriculum varied in content and method of instruction, although there were many areas of overlap. Suggestions for curriculum selection criteria are provided.

Original Publication Citation

Whiting, J. B., Huber, P. T., & Koech, A. (2007). Foster parent pre-service training programs: A content analysis of four common curricula. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 20(3) 64-72.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Relational Child and Youth Care Practice

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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