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Bailey, Lora Battle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Although a plethora of research focuses on economically at-risk preschool children in general across the United States, little can be found that investigates methods for improving rural children's academic outcomes. This review of research is intended to provide a contextual understanding of the background and current conditions that exist…
Descriptors: State Standards, School Readiness, Rural Schools, Academic Achievement
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Bailey, Lora Battle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The aim of this study was to determine whether the "Frequency with which parents read to their children, Preschool Exposure" and the initial "Age" that students "who are economically at-risk" were first exposed to significant literacy activities at home or in a preschool setting affected their reading grades.…
Descriptors: Gifted Disadvantaged, Early Reading, High Risk Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Bailey, Lora Battle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The notion that parent involvement impacts student learning outcomes for children who are at risk for failing academically has been supported by prominent early childhood education experts. Recent attention has been given to specific ways parents can help increase student learning through their interactions with children as they complete home…
Descriptors: Homework, Parent Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, High Risk Students
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Swick, Kevin J.; Bailey, Lora Battle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
Parents and families who are homeless need positive communication experiences with early childhood programs. This article provides several examples of ways to connect with families who are homeless and to meet their needs through continuous communication. Staff development ideas, parent and family involvement, and school-community support…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Parents, Homeless People, Parent Participation
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Bailey, Lora Battle; Silvern, Steven B.; Brabham, Edna; Ross, Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
This study examined the effects of (a) interactive reading homework; and (b) parent involvement with children during homework on students' responses to inference questions. Interactive reading homework refers to homework designed to involve both parents and children and to facilitate student reasoning. The participants were 84 parents and 84…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Homework, Parent Participation, Inferences