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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Home and school; Kindergarten -- Parent participation;

Abstract

There are more two parent working families and single parent families in the 21st century than in any other time period in our history. With this increase in demands put on parents, their children's education is increasingly left to the teachers and faculty the children encounter at school. For children to receive the best education possible, families and educators must therefore work together. This research project examined ways to help families and kindergarten teachers meet the needs of children. One important way is through developing and implementing two developmentally appropriate, hands-on, family night events at a middle class school district in the mid-west. Families had the opportunity to come to school, participate in educational activities related to their children's current school curriculum, and take home activity extensions to enhance their children's educational success at home.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Early Childhood Education

First Advisor

Rebecca Edmiaston

Second Advisor

Charles R. May

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (59 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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