ERIC Number: ED315744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading Connection.
Link, Gordon H.
A study examined the beliefs of parents in relation to their responsibilities and the school's responsibilities in the area of teaching reading. Parent interviews were conducted with three sets of parents of children receiving remedial instruction and two sets of parents of gifted children, all in fifth grade. All parents were from a rural area and were involved in farming or employed in service functions supporting the rural community. Analysis of the data suggests that parents see themselves as providers of reading models, reading materials, and reading opportunities. They expressed concern over lack of knowledge about the school reading program. The parental perceptions of school responsibilities revolved around teaching specific reading skills and identifying and helping children with reading difficulties. The parents also provided suggestions concerning further parental involvement in the school's programs. (Author/MG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Family Environment, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Parent Attitudes, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Ability, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Rural Environment, School Responsibility
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Clearwater, FL, February 14-17, 1990).