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  • Journal title : Family and Environment Research
  • Volume 54, Issue 1,  2016, pp.1-11
  • Publisher : The Korean Home Economics Association
  • DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.001
 Title & Authors
Development and Evaluation of a Literacy Program for Multicultural Family Children
Kim, Tae-Yeon; Jung, Hyun-Sim; Yi, Soon-Hyung;
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 Abstract
This study developed and evaluated a Seoul National University literacy program for multicultural family children (SNU-LPMFC). The program was developed to enhance Korean language ability for children from multicultural backgrounds. The characteristics of this program were education using fairy tales and nursery rhymes, individual education from home visiting teacher, and parent participation education for effective children`s learning support. The effectiveness of this program was examined based on 54 young children and their mothers (34 in the experimental group and 20 in the control group). To examine the effect of SNU-LPMFC, we assessed children`s literacy ability as pre-tests and post-tests as well as interviewed the home visiting teachers. After 8 weeks` field application, the experimental group exhibited higher scores than the control group in total language ability and phonology. Home visiting teachers highly praised the effectiveness of the program as the children showed a higher level of interest and attention. SNU-LPMFC was shown to be an effective program to improve multicultural family children`s literacy. Implications for research and practice were discussed along with the main results of this study. This study extends the limitations of existing language education programs with uniform teaching methods, configured a customized education approach for children from multicultural families and helps develop concrete teaching material that validated its effectiveness.
 Keywords
multicultural family children;literacy program;female marriage immigrant;
 Language
Korean
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