Open Access Graduate Research Paper
At a workshop on whole language, attended recently by the writer, Andrea Butler, teacher, author and researcher, told of her recent research study of parent expectations. In the study, parents of very young children were given a survey to determine their expectations of their infants' language development. The parents' responses indicated that they all expected their children to learn to speak. Most of the parents believed their children would learn to read though many had reservations. Many of the parents hoped their children would learn to write but had concerns about this aspect of their children's development. This uncertainty associated with children's emerging language abilities reflects a common concern among many educators as well as parents. Learning to read and write is viewed as a complex, difficult process that many children may not succeed in.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1995 Marynell Mullins Thoma
Thoma, Marynell Mullins, "Assessing children's emerging literacy through dialogue journals" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 3472.