ERIC Number: ED264016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
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Increasing Parent Involvement in Home Learning Activities.
Goodall, Joanne D.
Kindergarten teachers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, were given a daily schedule to follow which allotted time for teachers to work with large and small groups, but provided no time for individualized instruction. This practicum was planned and implemented to meet the need for individual attention for the 45 kindergarten children attending Glendale Elementary School in Glen Burnie. General goals were to: (1) provide information to parents about skills their child is developing in kindergarten; (2) supply materials for parents so that they can help their child practice those skills at home; (3) encourage discussions and interaction between the parent and child; (4) develop the parent's helping and evaluating techniques; and (5) provide another opening for communication between the kindergarten and the home. The practicum's specific goal was to have 90 percent of the parents participate in supervising their children's involvement with home learning activities. Almost 95 percent of the parents and children participated. The parents indicated that the shared activities helped them know which skills their child was learning in class, encouraged discussion between the parent and child about schoolwork, helped the parent to help the child, and aided the parent in judging the child's progress. Various forms and a sample home learning activity are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland