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ERIC Number: ED408013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving Students' Readiness To Learn.
Bridges, Marline
This Master's research project involved implementation of a program to increase learning readiness skills of children entering kindergarten. The target population was pre-kindergarten students in a changing urban community in northern Illinois. The problem of lack of readiness skills for learning was documented through teacher tests and observations of student behavior. Analysis of site-based probable cause data revealed that student skill deficits may be related to socioeconomic status, language deficits, and limited problem-solving strategies. Additional analysis of professional literature revealed that lack of parental involvement in the child's education may contribute to the problem. A review of solution strategies suggested by researchers, combined with analysis of site-based problems, resulted in the choice of interventions in the form of a parent involvement program and the establishment of a print-rich environment. Post-intervention data indicated an increase in parent in-school attendance, an increase in the number of books parents provided, and an increase in the amount of quiet time parents spent reading or working with their child. (Appendices present data collection instruments and samples of program materials. Contains 21 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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