ERIC Number: ED468417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Family Matters Related to the Reading Engagement of Latina/o Children. CIERA Report.
Arzubiaga, Angela; Rueda, Robert; Monzo, Lilia
This article reports on the relationships between ecocultural features of 18 Latina/o families and their children's motivation to read. Five ecocultural features emerged as salient in families' daily living: immigration; culture and language; nurturance; instrumental; and workload. Ecocultural features were examined in relation to children's perceptions of themselves as readers. Nurturance related to how much children valued reading, culture and language related to how children viewed themselves as readers, and workload was inversely related to how much children valued reading. The findings indicate that questions about how and why children read are seen more clearly through a sociocultural lens, as the expression of culturally, historically, and socially mediated processes. (Contains 3 tables and 39 references.) (PM)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education, Family Characteristics, Hispanic American Culture, Immigration, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.