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ERIC Number: ED074469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 133
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School and Home Co-operation and the Reading Achievement of First Grade Pupils.
Rosenquist, Arthur Richard
This study assessed the effect on reading achievement scores of school-recommended reading activities completed in the home by first graders as assisted by older members of the family during non-school hours and apart from the school program. The families of 90 first graders from a high socioeconomic level and small urban-residential district were evenly divided into two groups. Orientation meetings were held for parents, and home visits and mailed information provided additional guidance. Positive reading experiences based on games and puzzles, joint parent-pupil library visits, and family members reading to the child and listening to the child read to them were used. An atmosphere of praise and encouragement and the involvement of fathers and older siblings were stressed. The mean scores obtained by subjects of the treatment group were significantly higher than those of the control group, and the educational gains in terms of months of schooling were substantial. Females significantly and substantially exceeded males on mean scores both across and within groups. Older pupils tended to benefit more than younger pupils from treatment. The effects of family size and position in family were neither strong nor consistent. (Author/TO)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley