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How Do Mothers in Crisis Help Their children Acquire Early Literacy Skills?

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dc.contributor.advisor Kidd, Julie K.
dc.contributor.author Prinzivalli Mascarenhas, Arlene Carol
dc.creator Prinzivalli Mascarenhas, Arlene Carol en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T03:08:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T03:08:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8757
dc.description.abstract This dissertation was conducted using an instrumental case study design to determine the habits and characteristics of mothers in crisis that help their children acquire early literacy skills. A 14-question open-ended interview protocol was used to ask three mothers living in a transitional homeless shelter in the mid-Atlantic region to recall what they did to help their children who were exhibiting early literacy skills prior to kindergarten. The mothers were recommended by the shelter child service coordinator and the children's tutor. Analysis was conducted using open, axial, and selective coding. Common themes emerged indicating that mothers in crisis share similar habits and characteristics to help them overcome the obstacles that are often believed to prevent parents in crisis from being available to prepare their children for school and be on an even learning plane with their peers.
dc.format.extent 214 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Arlene Carol Prinzivalli Mascarenhas en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Early childhood education en_US
dc.subject capital en_US
dc.subject characteristics en_US
dc.subject cultural deficit en_US
dc.subject empowerment en_US
dc.subject habits en_US
dc.subject marginalization en_US
dc.title How Do Mothers in Crisis Help Their children Acquire Early Literacy Skills? en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Education en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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