Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Home and school; Parent-teacher relationships;
This study examines the amount of congruence between the parenting style of parents of entering kindergarten students and parenting style for appropriate kindergarten readiness as perceived by the students' kindergarten teachers. Parents of forty beginning kindergarten aged students were asked to do a Q sort to measure their perception of the parenting behavior used in their homes. Subsequently, four kindergarten teachers were asked to do a Q sort of their range of corresponding beliefs about socialization for kindergarten students. Responses were descriptively represented by histogram to indicate mean responses of the parents and comparative responses of the teachers. The hypothesis of lack of congruency was disconfirmed. Results will provide a point of congruence for both school and home to recognize and work to increase overlapping spheres of influence.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Early Childhood Education
Linda May Fitzgerald
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©1996 Marsha Fisher
Fisher, Marsha, "Examination of congruence of reported parenting behaviors between parents and kindergarten teachers" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2308.