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ERIC Number: EJ978151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
It's in the Bag: Parental Involvement in a Numeracy At-Home Program
Muir, Tracey
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v37 n2 p27-33 Jun 2012
This paper describes a project conducted with the parents of children in early childhood classes from two different district high schools. The project investigated the perceptions held by these parents in relation to mathematics education, and used an intervention program designed to encourage them to engage in numeracy activities with their child. Preliminary results indicated that, although the parents were not necessarily familiar with contemporary numeracy classroom practices, they were able to describe and evaluate their children's mathematical understandings. The findings add to the limited research available on the ways parents can support their child's mathematical education at home through encouraging home-school community partnerships. (Contains 2 footnotes, 1 table and 1 figure.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Australia