ERIC Number: ED199068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Parent Attitudes on the Performance of Inquiry Skills on Pupils in Grade One.
Hill, Billie; Lehner, Linda
This report views the effect of parent support in active participation in building children's inquiry skills. It is noted that at times a good learning experience developed for a youngster by a school is destroyed by lack of interest and support in the home. Parent attitudes towards the process of inquiry are seen as critical to the subsequent development of positive attitudes in the child. The total enrollment of first-grade children and their parents at an elementary school was used in the study. The parents and their children were divided into equal sizes of experimental and control groups. Parents in the experimental group were given training and materials to help their children in development of inquiry skills. Results of the study indicate that while most parents had a positive attitude towards the inquiry process, it is evident from the data that parents needed training in the development of inquiry skills in young children. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (9th, New Orleans, LA, November 13, 1980).