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Carrying Out Home Literacy

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According to the United States Department of Education (2003) on their National Assessment of Educational Progress Report states that students are reading below their grade level with a statistics of one in four twelfth grade students. This report also shows that three eight grade students and two out of three twelfth grade students are not capable in mastering their reading skills. This leads to more than eight million students struggling to read between the grade levels 4-12 years Harris (2007).Coddling (2001, p. 22) argued that “struggling readers have literacy problems throughout their education cycle. It is also said that students can become frustrated develop behavioral or disciplinary problems and contribute to a large portion of our…show more content…
“There were four literacy practices measured these are shared book reading frequency, maternal book reading strategies, child’s enjoyment of reading, and maternal sensitivity of literacy activities”. This has proved that children between 3-5years has experienced growing literacy skills in language and development from the home with family (Antilla, 2013 p.10). Research findings also from (Lawson, 2012, p. 257) have revealed that parents’ involvement has a great impact on child’s literacy development, including oral language skills, print knowledge, and phonological awareness. Lawrence theorized that “The parental practice of reading stories aloud have had an influential control on their language development” (Antilla, 2013…show more content…
Chen also reports that “bullying has a negative impact on learning, students are more technology advanced and fast approaching the 21st century, students are more open to and can access information readily at their fingertips including and prone to cyber crime another form of bullying. To complicate the matter many teachers are not fully computer literate to keep up to date with learning challenges. Full parent involvement and participation, funding, student health, attitudes and behaviours are also contributing factors to adolescents’ literacy problems” Public School review (2018).

In New Zealand the Ministry of Education research specified that after a couple of weeks after the beginning of the term some students felt settled but at the latter part of the year many students felt frustrated and unsettled as they tried to fit in to a new school environment, Ministry of Education (2010).
According to the New Zealand Youth report (2007) (Adolescent Health Research Group, 2009), students experienced a variety of health, emotional wellbeing, social and academic effect. Jose and Pryor, (2010) concluded that school environment made students feel connected or attached which was an important aspect of their lives being away from home. The Youth report (2007) revealed that, connectedness
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