ERIC Number: ED335108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Using a Cooperative Home-School Developmental Program To Enhance the Listening Skills of Kindergarten Children.
Westwood, Geraldine E.
This 12-week practicum intervention was designed to enhance the listening skills of 22 kindergartners by means of a cooperative home-school developmental program. In the class, stories and poetry with listening themes were read aloud on a daily basis. Story structure was stressed. Puppets, flannel board stories, and dramatics were used. In addition, a classroom listening center was set up. Questions were asked before, during, and after stories were read aloud. Through weekly newsletters, parents received listening tips to use at home with their children. Records and tapes were sent home so that the children could listen to them and use them to complete a story-related activity. Listening was stressed during the entire school day and during special listening training which was given in 30-minute lessons, 3 days per week. Practicum evaluation data indicated that even though all of the objectives were not met, significant growth did occur. Four of the five practicum objectives were achieved by the majority of the participating children. Parents were supportive and enthusiastic throughout the implementation period. Appendices provide survey instruments, related materials, and a list of 42 books used for take-home activities. Fifty references are listed. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Author abstract (pg. VI) not in copy received by ERIC.