ERIC Number: EJ1171824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
What Do Parents in New Zealand Perceive Supports Their 11- to 13-Year-Old Young Adolescent Children in Reading?
Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen
Education 3-13, v46 n2 p237-246 2018
Learning to read is a complex process with many people being influential in supporting the success of students. As young adolescents often tend to show a lower motivation to read and also as at this critical time in their schooling, more curriculum areas require students to be competent readers, this article focuses on how parents can play a complementary role alongside the students' teachers. Nine parents of 11- to 13-year-old students in New Zealand were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. The research found that even though the parents had a range of formal educational qualifications or lack of them, they all wanted their children to be successful readers. Their interest, personal experiences and perceived ability in reading were seen to be influential in encouraging children to read.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Background, Parent Aspiration, Reading Motivation, Parent Role, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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