ERIC Number: ED122925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Some Behavioral Science Implications for Developing Literacy through Family and School Influences.
Frost, Joe L.
The effects of early family and school environments on the language development of young children are explored in this paper on developing literacy. It is stated that children's intellectual development can be detrimentally modified by such home conditions as: (1) poor prenatal nutrition, (2) low socioeconomic status, (3) poor language skills of family members, and (4) inadequate stimulation. In addition, schools implementing compensatory education programs often ignore the importance of applying learning theory and matching learning styles with teaching methods. The instructional implications of several learning theories (e.g., the behavioral-environmental view) are considered. Examples of teaching methods matched to appropriate learning styles are provided. An increased use of individualized instruction is suggested. (BRT)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Environment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Individualized Instruction, Language Skills, Learning, Learning Theories, Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Social Differences, Socialization
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Bilingual Education Conference (Austin, Texas, April 14, 1972)