ERIC Number: ED313669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing through Workshops the Amount of Time Kindergarten Parents Read to Their Children.
Rustin, Terry A.
A practicum was designed to increase the amount of time parents read to their kindergarten children. Fifteen parents in a suburban area participated in a series of teacher-presented workshops to discover the value of reading aloud, learn strategies for presenting literature, and practice reading aloud to their children. All seven of the behavioral objectives of the practicum were achieved. Fifteen of the target group members were able to list three values of reading aloud, give three strategies for presenting literature, list two questioning techniques, and show an increase in the amount of time spent reading aloud to their child by 30 minutes per week. The other three objectives were achieved with higher results than expected. Thirteen of the 15 parents accompanied their child to the school or public library five times during the program, 11 out of the 15 parents showed an increased enthusiasm of two points for reading aloud on the posttest, and nine of the participants' children showed an increased enthusiasm of five points for being read to aloud. Such results indicated that presenting workshops for parents will help them increase the amount of time they read aloud to their children. The presentation of the workshops enhanced parents' knowledge of reading aloud. This prompted the increase in the amount of time that parents read to their children. (Nine tables of data are included. Nineteen references and seven appendixes, including the survey, questionnaires, pre- and posttests and enthusiasm rating point scales used, are attached.) (MG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Readiness, Reading Research
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A