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ERIC Number: ED427838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 27
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Parents in Poverty Provide Positive Influences for Their Children: A Selected Literature Review.
Lowden, Frances Y.
In contrast to research models that allude to the deficiencies of children whose parents are characterized as at-risk, this literature review focuses on the potential achievements of these children. The review attempts to heighten awareness of the efforts of researchers to provide a theoretical basis for advancing programs that foster a positive link between home and school; the review claims that research bolsters the idea that as their children's first teachers, all parents can prepare their children for successful academic achievement. The review discusses in detail several studies on low-income and at-risk parents' relationships with their children or adolescents and the effect of those relationships on the children's academic achievement. Studies reviewed include those investigating intervention programs or special factors associated with minority families. Examples of studies reviewed include Ira A. Gordon's Parent Education Project and the Verbal Interaction Project of Long Island, New York. The review concludes that effective families appear to exist and function in all socioeconomic and ethnic groups whose children are academically successful. The review includes several quotes designed to summarize and emphasize its contentions. (Contains 30 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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