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ERIC Number: EJ1040205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Parental Involvement in Language and Literacy Acquisition: A Bilingual Journaling Approach
Caesar, Lena G.; Nelson, Nickola Wolf
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v30 n3 p317-336 Oct 2014
This pilot study examined the feasibility of a home-school partnership for improving emergent literacy skills in Spanish-speaking pre-school children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were requested to send labeled drawings of family activities to their children's classroom for supplementing bilingual language and literacy instruction. Participants were 19 children (between 2;6 and 5;2) assigned randomly to experimental (n = 11) or control (n = 8) classrooms. Pretest-posttest measures in Spanish and English were obtained using the Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA). Results indicated significant increases in pre- to posttest English and Spanish scores for the experimental group, but not for the control group in alphabetic and print knowledge. Parental participation rates (as measured by weekly drawing submissions) exceeded 90%. These results suggest that integrating parent-generated content into classroom language intervention activities may be feasible both in terms of parental involvement as well as children's emergent literacy skills development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100354