ERIC Number: ED113703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Implementation of a Tutorial Program for Parents to Improve the Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Their Children.
McKinney, John A.
The purpose of the particum described in this paper was to teach parents tutoring skills so that they could help raise their children's academic achievement in reading and mathematics. The pupils and parents in the project represented a tri-ethnic population of blacks, whites, and Spanish surnamed. The practicum consisted of training 50 parents in reading and mathematics, two hours a week for 15 weeks, to tutor their children at home. The children of these parents were the experimental group. A group of 50 pupils whose parents were not trained in the tutoring sessions were used as the control group. Relevant data gathered during the study tends to support the two major hypotheses that, given the training program for parents, the students in the experimental group would show a significant increase in achievement over the students in the control group and the parents in the experimental group would evidence a more positive attitude toward the school. Both hypotheses were accepted with significance at the .001 level. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Maxi II Practicum, Submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for D.Ed., Nova University