ERIC Number: ED351106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Effect of Family Structure on School Readiness?
Chilton, Telia Y.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of living in dual parent or single parent families on the school readiness of preschool children. The subjects were 40 prekindergarten children attending a program for at-risk children in a suburban school district. The results of an annual preschool screening test were utilized to determine the effect of family structure on the readiness level of the students. Results indicated that children raised in dual family homes obtained higher readiness scores than children raised in single parent families. Family involvement through parent-child home activities was positively correlated with children's school readiness. The findings also suggested that collaboration between parents and teachers in the classroom provided parents with training and experiences that could be transferred to the home environment, thereby creating for the child a continuous learning atmosphere which fosters continued growth and development at school and at home. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois