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ERIC Number: ED404617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 39
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Effects of the Parent Volunteer Program upon Students' Self-Perception as a Reader.
Adunyarittigun, Dumrong
A study investigated effects of a parent volunteer program--a component of the Summer Reading Program of the University of Maryland at College Park--upon children's self-perceptions as readers and their motivation to read. Subjects were 10 students in grades 4 or 6 who were identified as achieving below grade level and who were low motivated readers, and 13 parents of the children. Students were provided instruction on a group basis by 2 clinicians for 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, for 5 weeks. Volunteer parents assisted the students to improve their reading, either on a group basis or an individual basis. Students were administered the Reader Self-Perception Scale as a pretest and posttest. Parents and 2 teachers completed questionnaires. Results indicated that by the end of the program, the students (1) had more confidence in their capacities and self-efficacy of being a reader; (2) were more motivated to read; and (3) voluntarily got involved in literacy activities. Findings suggest that parent involvement had an impact upon increments of students' self-perception as a reader and writer. (Contains 41 references and 3 tables of data. An appendix presents an interview protocol.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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