ERIC Number: ED246409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Parental Participation in Early Language Development.
A study was conducted to determine what specific activities parents use to develop language in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first and second grade children. A questionnaire about language related activities consisted of general information regarding the parents and children, followed by 15 statements that the parents checked according to the frequency with which the activity occurred at home. Four groups of parents were compared by occupation and education. It was found that verbal interaction activities were the most common type of parent-child language related activities, followed by activities that required learning tools and the prolonged attention of the parents. It was also found that families of professional and well-educated fathers interacted the least in language activities. (A copy of the questionnaire is appended.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.