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The Effects Of Parent Workshops On The Home Literacy Environments Of Urban Prekindergarten Children, Kristen Ruth Neckers May 1998

The Effects Of Parent Workshops On The Home Literacy Environments Of Urban Prekindergarten Children, Kristen Ruth Neckers

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if a series of parent workshops based on early literacy development would empower parents to provide their prekindergarten children with increased literature-rich materials and experiences within their homes. The fifteen subjects were the parents of prekindergarten students attending an urban school in western New York. The subjects attended a series of parent workshops which focused on incorporating literature events into everyday life activities. The subjects completed a pre survey and post survey. This researcher-designed survey was used as a pre-assessment and post-assessment to determine the quantity of literature-rich materials which were present ...


A Longitudinal Study To Investigate Young Children’S Changing Perceptions And Abilities Within The Writing Process, Lynne Ellen Keefer May 1983

A Longitudinal Study To Investigate Young Children’S Changing Perceptions And Abilities Within The Writing Process, Lynne Ellen Keefer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This two year longitudinal study was designed to investigate young children’s changing perceptions and abilities within the writing process. Twenty-one children were interviewed and asked to produce writing samples at four intervals during two school years, nursery school and kindergarten. Responses to questions were categorically arranged and writing episodes were classified among five levels that emerged. Changes among categories and levels were reported and observations were discussed.

Data suggested that children have a limited perspective of the functions of writing. Children were observed to progress from writing their own name, to writing names of significant others, to writing one ...