Parent attitudes about and involvement with foreign language programs for elementary students Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Cansler, Lois Elaine McLendon
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate parent attitudes about and involvement with their children’s elementary foreign language programs. The FLES (foreign language in the elementary school) Program Evaluation Inventory for Parents was used to collect self-reported data from parents. Participants responded to attitude and involvement items using the Likert scale. Data concerning involvement with foreign language(s) and demographic information were collected at the end of the instrument. Parents with kindergarten through fifth grade children enrolled in Wake County, North Carolina public schools with foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) programs were included in the study. Of the 93 schools in the county school system, 41 were identified as meeting the FLES criteria. From each of these schools fifteen parents were randomly selected for a total of 615 participants. Of the selected participants, 145 responded to the survey.
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  • Heining-Boynton, Audrey L.
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