publication . Research . 2003

Cultural Expectations and Parental Involvement in Early Literacy

Meredith, Stephens; Richard, Blight;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2003 Journal: 言語文化研究 = Studies in language and literature, volume 22, issue 2, pages 225-244 (issn: 0286-2093, Copyright policy)
This study investigates the involvement of parents in early literacy in Japanese and Australian primary schools. While both schools valued support from parents in the education process, different cultural expectations are evident in each system. A number of significant areas are discussed, including traditional domestic situations in Japan, changing work cultures in Australia, education and maternal duties, higher expectations in Japan, parents supporting homework activities, parents supporting class work, correspondence with the teacher, and parents' concerns. The relative complexity of attaining literacy in Japanese appears to generally necessitate higher leve...
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