ERIC Number: ED279997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Parental Involvement Effects Reading Achievement of First, Second, and Third Graders.
Miller, Becky Iden
A review of research data focused on the effects of parental involvement on children's reading achievement and ways in which parents can help promote children's reading achievement. The review included 35 studies (which are briefly summarized) of (1) parents' attitudes about their involvement in their child's education, (2) the positive effects of parent/teacher interaction on children's reading achievement, (3) parental practices at home that influence children's reading achievement, (4) the effects of parental involvement in the classroom on children's reading achievement, and (5) ways to educate parents about guiding their children in effective reading activities. Results of the review indicated that children's achievement can be increased through parental involvement and parent/teacher interaction. Parent attitude surveys revealed that most parents want to be involved in their children's education. Reading to children and listening to them read for 10 minutes daily were found to be the most significant ways parents could increase their children's reading achievement. Findings also indicated that parents can also affect children's achievement by playing educational games, going to the library, and viewing educational television programs with them. Results showed that educating parents to guide their children's reading at home often increases children's reading achievement. (Lists of recommendations for parents and teachers are included, as well as a four-page bibliography.) (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.