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ERIC Number: EJ794803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Effect of Family Involvement Training on the Language Skills of Young Elementary Children from Migrant Families
St. Clair, Lisa; Jackson, Barbara
School Community Journal, v16 n1 p31-42 Spr-Sum 2006
This quasi-experimental study (based on parent self-selection) examines the effects of a parent involvement program on kindergarten children's English language skills. This program was implemented as one component of a Migrant Even Start Family Literacy Program. The study was conducted at a rural Midwestern elementary school with 14 kindergarten children of families participating in the parent involvement training program, and 15 kindergarten children from families not participating. This study followed these children through the end of first grade. Findings indicate that by the end of first grade, children from families participating in the parent involvement training program scored significantly higher on language measures than children in the control group. This suggests that equipping migrant families with new abilities to nurture their children's language skills leads to positive language outcomes for their children. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A