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Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Education, Primary--Parent participation; Reading (Elementary)


The purpose of this investigation was to present in concise form the findings of outstanding specialists in the field of reading regarding the role of parents in the reading education program. Also included was a review of some of the major parent education programs undertaken by several of the larger school systems in the United States for the purpose of acquainting parents with the reading program in their child's school. A brief study of the community of Mequon with which the writer was associated was also included, reviewing the socio-economic background, population growth pattern, and educational growth pattern of the community. The writer attempted to associate this information with the role of the suburban parent in the reading education program.


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