ERIC Number: ED350605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Improving Students' Language and Parental Classroom Involvement through the Use of a Computer and Multi-Media Applications.
Ingle, Laura A.
A parental involvement program was developed and implemented in a prekindergarten class setting. The program focused on using a "talking" computer to bring the adults into the classroom to work with the students. The program featured child-generated, parent-transcribed, computer-reproduced whole language stories for use at home and school. Parents were taught how to use the computer and the software and were encouraged to work with their children and other students during the school day. Results indicated that the program was significantly successful, with dramatic increases recorded in the number of classroom volunteers. It fostered a new sense of community among the parents, leading to a greater degree of cooperation and mutual support. Parent and student attitudes proved positive and parent/child interactions in the classroom increased. (A brief list of resources, the parent meeting invitation, the parent volunteer survey form, a computer reference sheet, the parent involvement questionnaire, a table of data, and sample student stories are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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