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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Latino Parents' Beliefs about Young Children's Play and School Readiness
by Quijada, Karen C., M.A., Mills College, 2020, 43; 27962711
Abstract (Summary)

It is important to explore how Latino parents view early childhood education in supporting children to be ready for kindergarten, as these perspectives will affect how teachers collaborate with this population of families. This study explored Latino parents’ experiences with play and school and how these childhood experiences influenced their beliefs about their own children’s play and schooling. Parents were asked about their childhood memories through semi-structured interviews in the parents’ preferred language, which is Spanish. The study found that parents’ beliefs about their children’s play and schooling were influenced by parents’ own play and school experiences, the parents’ own level of education, and parental involvement in their children’s school(s). Further areas explored in the research were parents’ definitions of play and school readiness as adults, and their role in supporting their own children with school.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schmidt, Jenine V.
Commitee: Driscoll, Priya S.
School: Mills College
Department: Education - Early Childhood Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Early childhood education, Individual & family studies, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Beliefs, Early childhood education, Latino parents, Play, School readiness, Schooling
Publication Number: 27962711
ISBN: 9798635223307
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