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ERIC Number: EJ1118481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Exploring the Literacy Beliefs of Refugee Mothers: Implications for Research and Practice
Taylor, Nicole
Journal of Research in Education, v26 n1 p31-53 2016
The aim of this study was to utilize an exploratory and descriptive lens to examine the literacy beliefs of refugee mothers of preschool aged children, who were enrolled in a refugee family literacy program (n = 19). Through use of a survey, mothers' literacy beliefs as related to the home literacy environment and schooling were examined. Results indicated that on average, even though the mothers expressed beliefs that parents should be somewhat involved in their children's education, they also expressed it was more the role of the school to prepare children academically. The results of this study indicate a contrast between the literacy beliefs of the refugee mothers who participated in the study and the traditional parent/family involvement paradigm prevalent in many U.S. schools. Implications for research and educational practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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