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Family Voices: Piloting a New Qualitative Measure of Family Engagement for Head Start and Early Head Start Staff and Families. Final Report and Instrument Package.

Publication Year: 
2014
Personal Author: 
Aikens, Nikki.
Bandel, Eileen.
Akers, Lauren.
Lyskawa, Julia.
Corporate Author: 
United States Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Mathematica Policy Research.
Final Report
Page Count: 
236

This methodological report focuses on the development of qualitative instruments designed to better understand family engagement in Head Start and Early Head Start. The report draws on pilot data collected during the 2012-2013 program year and provides information about the performance of the piloted interview protocols, revisions made to instruments based on their performance, and the best methods for gathering qualitative information about family engagement experiences from families and staff in future studies. The report also includes an instrument package with the revised set of interview protocols developed following the pilot, though additional adaptations may still be necessary for future studies. (Author abstract)

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