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ERIC Number: ED119165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 174
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An Analysis of the Effects of a Preschool Program for Parental Involvement on Reading Readiness.
Kreul, William Robert
The efficacy of a school district training parents to teach prereading skills to their four-year-old children through home-based learning activities was investigated. The method used to evaluate the effects of the experimental program was to test a sample of the experimental group and a control group upon matriculation to kindergarten in September 1973 and at the end of the school year in May 1974. In addition, a questionnaire was sent to parents of all children who were in the two groups. Results indicated no significant relationship between sex, socioeconomic status, first sibling, father involvement, length of time in the program, and the acquisition of prereading skills; there is no significant relationship between the experimental and control group and the acquisition of prereading skills; experimental group parents did not become more involved in the kindergarten activities of their child than control group parents, nor did they spend more time with their child; a greater percentage of experimental group parents perceived their kindergarten child as having a better school adjustment than control group parents judging their child's school adjustment; and experimental group parents did not support the schools more than parents not participating in the preschool program. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of North Dakota