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ERIC Number: EJ1113528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
Parents' Experiences of Their Children's Supplementary Reading Intervention: A Qualitative Exploration
Serry, Tanya A.; Liamputtong, Pranee; Rose, Miranda L.; Bretherton, Lesley
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v21 n1 p3-20 2016
We examined the lived experiences of twelve parents of low-progress readers. Parents were recruited from five state schools in Melbourne and each participated in individual interviews. Analyses revealed that most children received Reading Recovery which was the first and often only option. Parents were divided regarding satisfaction with their children's reading outcomes following this program. Sources of dissatisfaction included: a waiting list for commencement of intervention, the sudden cessation of Reading Recovery based on the 100-session limit, and Reading Recovery's theoretical orientation towards constructivist principles. Half the parents independently sought external reading intervention from conventional and non-conventional service providers. Moreover, many parents encountered a personal toll related to their children's reading difficulty. This study highlights the needs of parents who are important stakeholders in the management of low-progress readers. Our findings call for a more systematic, integrated and mindful approach between educators, policy makers and parents of low-progress readers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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