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ERIC Number: ED371299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 81
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The Parent Connection: A Necessary Link in Any Reading Program.
Eder, Frances Carol
A longitudinal study observed and analyzed a group formed within a private Catholic school community on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The 25 parents within the group were from middle-class families and had children who were in grades 1 through 8. Meetings with group members were monitored, questionnaires were given to group members, and interviews were conducted. Results indicated that parents wanted ideas and suggestions to help their children become better readers. The group members also demonstrated a need to work and communicate with other parents experiencing similar problems. Parents stated that most of the ideas and suggestions offered within the group were useful. When the parents introduced new reading methods, their children seemed to show slow, steady progress. Findings suggest that this type of group may help children become better readers. (Contains 41 references. The letter to parents, a meeting summary letter, formal interview questions, the meeting questionnaire, the final meeting questionnaire, the texts of two proposed bills presented to the U.S. Congress designed to encourage parent participation, and the table of contents of the Goals 2000 law are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000