ERIC Number: ED430800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
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Encouraging Parent Involvement at Home through Improved Home-School Connections.
Hansen, Laurie E.
This master's project seeks to determine the impact which parent-child interaction has on children's literacy, math, and science development before the onset of formal education and during the elementary school years. The project also looks at the role teachers play in supporting parent involvement at home and at school. Research suggests that teachers can improve parent involvement by strengthening home-school connections and improving teacher-parent relationships. The product of this project, a handbook on home learning and parent involvement, provides suggestions for teachers on how to improve parent involvement, strengthen home-school connections, and encourage positive parent-child interaction at home. The last section of the handbook is a comprehensive guide that lists learning experiences parents can provide their children at home in order to promote development in literacy, math, and science. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Elementary Education, Family Environment, Literacy Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Skills, Science Achievement, Science Education, Science Interests, Young Children
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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