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Effects of family literacy practices on reading motivation

Beatson, Leslie R. author ;Central Connecticut State University. Department of Reading and Language Arts.

1996

Available at Central Connecticut State University  CCSU Theses/Dissertations Stack 6  (Thesis 1446 )()

  • Title:
    Effects of family literacy practices on reading motivation
  • Author/Creator: Beatson, Leslie R. author
  • Central Connecticut State University. Department of Reading and Language Arts.
  • Creation Date: 1996
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: iii, 97 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm.; paper 29 cm. ink typescript.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-63).
  • Subjects: Family literacy programs; Children -- Books and reading; Reading (Middle school)
  • Description: The study contained in this thesis investigates the effects of parental involvement in literacy events in the home on a child's reading motivation. Specifically, are children more likely to voluntarily engage in literacy events when parental support is given at home? Three mothers and three of their children participated in a series of family literacy workshops. They interacted with various strategies presented in the workshops. Data collection consisted of parent and child pre and post interviews, attitude surveys, and reading logs. The data was analyzed and then reported in a case by case format. While it was difficult to directly link changes in the child's literacy behavior to participation in the workshops, positive effects were noted. Stronger mother and child relationships were formed, parental self-confidence rose, and some increase in reading among children was observed.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-63).
  • Degree Granted: M.S. Central Connecticut State University 1996.
  • OCLC Number: 38023450