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ERIC Number: ED085656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 21
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The Effectiveness of Learning Games Used by Economically Disadvantaged Parents to Increase the Reading Achievement of Their Children.
Clegg, Blanche Edwards
This study examined the effectiveness of individually planned learning games used by low-income parents to increase the reading achievement of their children. The subjects were 30 second-grade children in Seattle. Some of the findings were: (1) children who had played learning games with their parents achieved scores that were significantly higher than those of the control group in vocabulary, composite reading, and IQ, and (2) highly significant positive correlations were found for post-vocabulary and composite reading with post-IQ scores. It was concluded that learning games as used by low-income parents increased reading achievement, increased IQ performance, were useful learning tools, and provided techniques for involving parents in the learning process. Significant results were not found relating the learning games and reading comprehension; this may indicate either insufficient time for the games or inadequate content. (DI)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Feb. 26-March 1, 1973)