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Parental beliefs, home learning environment, and school readiness in the Latino population: does the Parents as Teachers Program influence these three variables?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jennifer M. Mendoza (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Linda Hestenes

Abstract: The current study explores the relationship between parental beliefs, parental involvement, the home learning environment, and school readiness in the Latino population. Parents' beliefs, involvement, home learning environment as well as children's school readiness were compared in parents and children that had participated in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program with those who had not participated in the program. No significant differences between the PAT group and the non-PAT group were found. However, descriptive and qualitative findings revealed that Latino parents in this study are involved with their children and believe that children need multiple skills to be ready for school. Implications for the Parents as Teachers program as well as directions for future research are discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Home learning environment, Home visitation, Latino, parental beliefs, Parents as Teachers, School readiness
Subjects
Hispanic American children $x Education (Preschool)
Early childhood education $x Parent participation.
Readiness for school.