The Contribution of Parenting to Ethnic and Racial Gaps in School Readiness
The authors describe various parenting behaviors, such as nurturance, discipline, teaching, and language use, and explain how researchers measure them. They note racial and ethnic variations in several behaviors. Most striking are differences in language use. Black and Hispanic mothers talk less with their young children than do white mothers and are less likely to read to them daily. They also note some differences in harshness.
|Parent Involvement, Achievement Gap|
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School, High School|
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