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ERIC Number: EJ747245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Parent Motivation Strategies and the Performance of Preschoolers in a Rural Philippine Municipality
Monteflor, Marites O.; Williams, Arthur R.; Williams, Phoebe D.; Go, Nixon O.; Moriarty, James P.; Quinones, Hazel W.; Bruggeman, Sandra K.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v33 n5 p333-340 Apr 2006
Although under-investment in children is an identified problem in low-income developing countries (LDC) and the establishment and use of preschools has been advocated as a partial remedy, the readiness of children and parents for preschool in LDC has been little studied. This paper assesses motivational techniques that parents report using with preschool children in a rural Philippine municipality. The purposes of this study were to examine: (a) whether the motivation strategies used by parents are consistent with a "balanced, holistic approach" to child development and (b) whether the parents' motivational strategies are associated with school performance. The study suggests some over-weighting by parents of academic achievement, but otherwise more appropriate child-oriented behaviors were observed than reported in some research. Motivation by parents also was associated with preschool performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines