ERIC Number: ED231535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
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Do New Parents Know What Developmental Activities Should Be Employed during Their Child's Early Years to Facilitate Reading Readiness?
Suchorsky, Kathleen A.
A survey questionnaire consisting of 14 multiple-choice questions was prepared in order to measure parents' knowledge in the area of reading readiness skills and to determine their views of themselves as their children's teachers. The questionnaire was distributed to 160 middle-class parents residing in New Jersey. A total of 123 responded. Questionnaires were tallied to ascertain the basic attitudes of parents toward beginning reading development, and results were analyzed to determine the informational needs of parents. It was found that many parents were ignorant of reading development activities for very young and preschool children. Approximately half of all parents erroneously thought coloring and counting contributed to reading development. One parent in four did not understand that visual stimulation, categorizing, and rhyming contribute to reading development. The vast majority of parents felt that categorizing belongs in the classroom rather than in the home. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey