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ERIC Number: ED356450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 241
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of a Parent Involvement Program Designed To Support a First Grade Reading Intervention Program.
Rubert, Helene
A study examined the impact of a parent involvement program for parents of children involved in a first-grade reading intervention program in Bakersville, a middle-class suburb north of Chicago, Illinois. Parents attended three workshops designed to complement their children's one-on-one tutorial program. Analysis focused on case studies of three families and the issues addressed concerned: how well parents learned the strategies presented at the workshops, and did they use these in a responsive manner; how parents' beliefs about their children's progress and their own ability to support their children's reading changed over time; and how home literacy resources and literacy-related events changed over time. Data were coded and displayed in graphs and tables. Findings showed that while all parents learned the strategies presented at the workshops, some had more success with the techniques than others. Parents whose initial theories more closely matched those presented at the workshops were able to modify their theories more easily than those who held conflicting beliefs. Findings also demonstrated the importance of scaffolded instruction on two levels: between workshop leaders and parents as they learn new skills and between parents and their children as the parents support their children in new endeavors. The three case studies offered unique insights into seldom observed aspects of parent involvement programs. (Fifteen tables of data, 15 figures, and 15 appendixes--a parent involvement workshop handbook, parent surveys, web analyses and book-sharing transcriptions for case studies--are included. Contains 108 references.) (Author/SAM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois