Role of family literacy practices in children’s development of literacy skills in Botswana

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dc.contributor.advisor Hall, Scott S.
dc.contributor.author Tsamaase, Marea M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:25:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:25:48Z
dc.date.created 2010-07-24 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193335
dc.description.abstract This study examined the role of family literacy practices in children’s development of literacy skills in Botswana. The study addressed one main research question and seven sub-questions. The main research question was “how do parents promote early literacy development of children?” Purposive sampling was used to obtain the sample for the study and fourteen parents of the University of Botswana Child Development Laboratory participated in the study. This qualitative study used in-depth interviews with the participants, and questionnaire for data collection. The interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed in line with the phenomenological approach. The findings indicated that parents of the University of Botswana Child Development Laboratory owned and used various literacy materials and resources to enhance their children’s literacy skills development. It also became apparent that the parents engaged various unstructured activities to enhance children’s literacy development in their homes. Furthermore, the study identified time constraint as a major challenge that parents faced.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Books and reading -- Botswana.
dc.subject.lcsh Reading -- Parent participation -- Botswana.
dc.subject.lcsh Reading (Preschool) -- Botswana.
dc.subject.lcsh Literacy -- Botswana.
dc.title Role of family literacy practices in children’s development of literacy skills in Botswana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1612296


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