College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
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The purpose of this research project is to provide absentee fathers of prekindergarten and first grade children with a familiar reading and writing tool, the postcard, to stay connected with one another regardless of the physical distance between them. This project's collection of postcards featuring authentic children's artwork and research based information for fathers, has been inspired by the research-based principles of Best Practice (Zemelman, S., Daniels, H., & Hyde, A., 1998). Each postcard includes valuable information for fathers, written in English and Spanish in order to address a demographically wide group (Green, 2002). Because gender bias, divorce, poverty, and separation can adversely affect the relationships between fathers and sons, questions in the Research Survey addressed issues pertaining to the participation among parents, teachers, and community members to foster and promote literacy skills for all children.
Date of Award
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Barbera, Michael D., "The Importance of Fathers in the Promotion of Children's Literacy" (2005). Student Publications. 318.