Preparation for reading: A small scale study exploring parent’s involvement in reading with their children in the early years

Student, A. (2015) Preparation for reading: A small scale study exploring parent’s involvement in reading with their children in the early years. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Parental involvement in reading is widely accepted by many
educationalists as an important aspect of children’s progression
in Literacy. With current statistics showing that every year less
and less children are reading for pleasure, it is important that all
role-models in children’s lives are encouraging children to read.
This small scale study investigated the effects of parental
involvement in reading in an early years setting, exploring the
effect the school can have on parents willingness to conducting
reading with their children and how important parents are in
instilling a love of reading in children.
The research was conducted in a small school in a seaside
town in the south of England. The methods of investigation
were interviewing six children, interviewing ten teachers and
sending out questionnaires to parents, the data collected was
triangulated to get a realistic view of the opinions of the whole
year-group population.
The research uncovered that although both parents and
teachers agreed that a relationship was school was important,
the reasons behind having the relationship varied. Children
also expressed that they liked reading both in school and at
home, stating books similar to the ones the class teacher read
to them in class as their favourites.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139 Early childhood education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Departments > Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 11:49
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 11:50
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1748

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