ERIC Number: ED421207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Implications of a Study of the Child-Rearing Practices of Mothers of School-Based Competent Kindergartners Who Are Characterized as At-Risk.
Lowden, Frances Y.
This study examined the child-rearing practices of 28 mothers of at-risk, school-based competent kindergarten students. The study investigated the role of home curriculum and learning in the success of the at-risk children. The mothers were interviewed regarding the nature of the home learning environment, the quantity of television viewed, the mother's involvement in formal education and the development of her child's positive self concept, parenting style, and social networks. The mother's emphasis on literacy skills is stressed as a factor in these children's success. Implications of the findings for parent school cooperation are considered. The findings are also considered in regard to countering stereotypes about black, inner city families. (Author/JPB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Black Family, Family Environment, Home Instruction, Inner City, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Literacy, Literacy Education, Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Styles, Parents as Teachers, Primary Education, Racial Bias, Reading Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Association for Childhood Education International (Tampa, FL, April 15-18, 1998).