ERIC Number: ED373307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Replicating Research with Preservice Teachers.
Walker, Julie; And Others
Replicating earlier research, a study examined parental expectations for their children in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Subjects, 88 parents approached as they were leaving the supermarket, were asked whether they thought their children would learn how to speak, listen, read, and write. Interviews were conducted by 21 preservice teachers who had collaborated in the development of the replication. Results indicated that, of the 88 parents interviewed, 80 expected their child to learn how to listen, 86 expected their child to learn how to write, 87 expected their child to learn how to speak, and 85 expected their child to learn how to read. However, many of the negative comments were given in a sarcastic tone, making it difficult to interpret the validity of the recorded response. The preservice teachers were administered an informal questionnaire. Results indicated that participation in the research process allowed them to interact with parents in a real situation and to discover that most parents have high expectations for their children learning. Results also indicated that the preservice teachers gained knowledge of the processes involved with conducting research and enjoyed being involved. Further research will alter the order of interview questions, sites for conducting interviews, and the extent to which parents are informed of the purpose of the interviews. (Contains the interview instrument and two figures of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Expectations; Parent Surveys; Preservice Teachers
Note: Paper presented at an International Reading Association Regional Conference (1993).