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2017

Theses/Dissertations

Atlanta University Center

Early Childhood Education

Effectiveness of phonological awareness; HearBuilder Software Program; mixed methods; prekindergarten; student motivation; student engagement; student attendance

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The Effectiveness Of The Hearbuilder Software Program On The Acquisition Of Phonological Awareness Skills For African-American Children In Prekindergarten: Implications For Educational Leaders, Janice E. Adams May 2017

The Effectiveness Of The Hearbuilder Software Program On The Acquisition Of Phonological Awareness Skills For African-American Children In Prekindergarten: Implications For Educational Leaders, Janice E. Adams

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This mixed methods study was designed to examine the effectiveness of the HearBuilder Phonological Awareness software program on the acquisition of phonological awareness in African-American preschool children. Additionally, the researcher investigated the relationship between the independent variables of student engagement, student motivation, student behavior, and student attendance on the dependent variable of acquisition of phonological awareness as measured by the gain score. Descriptive statistical analyses were used to describe, summarize, and interpret the data collected. After examining the aforesaid variables, the researcher found there were no significant relationships between the gain scores and any of the independent variables. But there ...