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ERIC Number: ED382949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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A Writing Model.
Wilcox, Bonita L.
Parents might be the last to know that "parent involvement" is one of this country's national educational goals. They may understand that success or failure in school is often an indication of success or failure in life; but they may not be aware of how significant parental influence really is on their child's learning. Children who see their parents reading understand that reading is important. Parents who listen to children are teaching them to accept the ideas of others. Giving explanations to children helps them to see how communication works and helps the child give explanations to others. Two stories, one written by a mother (the author of this paper) and one by her son show how children emulate their parents. The mother's story is about being a cockatiel who flies away from his owner, Benjamin, but eventually finds his way back to him. The boy's story is about being a cockatiel, born in an Australian zoo and taken as a pet. He too flies away and is returned to his owner. Parents do not have to be published writers to be good models. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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