ERIC Number: ED377442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Classroom-Home Library: Supporting the Emergent Literacy Development of Preschool Children through Parental Involvement.
Lauer, Lisa M.
A practicum was designed for parents to acquire the understanding, skills, resources, materials, and wherewithal to support the emergent literacy development of their young (preschool) children. A "Home-School Library" was established for students to have developmentally appropriate books available for parents to read to their children at home daily. Literacy workshops were conducted demonstrating activities and the importance of parents upon the emergent literacy development of their young children. Parent-child activities involving literacy were held in the classroom to enhance parental involvement. Written and oral surveys of the students (about 20) and their parents were conducted to determine the literacy needs of both groups. Results indicate that parents did not have the wherewithal to support the emergent literacy development of their young children. Analysis of data after the implementation had been completed revealed that: (1) parents had a variety of books available to read to their children daily; (2) the number of parents reading books to their children daily increased; (3) the number of parents participating in parent-child activities in school had increased; and (4) the number of parents indicating that they felt "more confident" reading to their children increased. (Contains 39 references and one table of data. Appendixes presents survey instruments, parent comment sheets, bookmarks, and the texts of a story and a song.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.