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ERIC Number: ED202603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Effects of a Training Program for Parents of Preschoolers on the Children's School Readiness.
Burgess, Joanne
This study sought to determine the mean differences in readiness test scores of three groups of children: (1) children whose parents volunteered to particpate in a training program and received the training before their children were tested (Experimental Group); (2) children whose parents volunteered to participate in the training program and received the training subsequent to their children's testing (Control Group A); and (3) children whose parents did not volunteer to participate in the training program (Control Group B). Thirty children who were to enter kindergarten in the 1976-1977 school year and one or more of their parents were included in each of the three groups. After concluding eight 2-hour workshops sessions for the experimental group, all 90 children in the sample were administered the Utah Test of Language Development (UTLD) and four subtests of the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT), Level 1. Results indicated that children in the experimental group scored significantly higher than either of the control groups with respect to the combined scores of the MRT and to the scores of the UTLD. Children whose parents received training subsequent to the testing sessions did not score significantly higher on either the UTLD or the MRT than those children whose parents did not volunteer to particpate in the program. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Utah Test of Language Development