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It's in the bag: Parental involvement in a numeracy at-home program


Muir, T, It's in the bag: Parental involvement in a numeracy at-home program, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37, (2) pp. 27-33. ISSN 0312-5033 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/183693911203700205


This paper describes a project conducted with the parents of children in early childhood classes from two different district high schools. The project investigated the perceptions held by these parents in relation to mathematics education, and used an intervention program designed to encourage them to engage in numeracy activities with their child. Preliminary results indicated that, although the parents were not necessarily familiar with contemporary numeracy classroom practices, they were able to describe and evaluate their children's mathematical understandings. The findings add to the limited research available on the ways parents can support their child's mathematical education at home through encouraging home-school community partnerships.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
ID Code:78528
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-07-04
Last Modified:2017-11-29
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