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ERIC Number: ED001583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 27
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REPORT OF EVALUATION OF LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT STONEHURST CHILD CARE CENTER.
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT THE CHILD CARE CENTER WAS TO PREVENT FUTURE LEARNING DISABILITIES IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. IT INVOLVED A GROUP OF OVER 41 PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE CHILDREN. LESSONS IN THE PROGRAM EMPHASIZED AUDITORY AND VISUAL DISCRIMINATION SKILLS. THE ENVIRONMENT WAS ENRICHED THROUGH PROVISION OF MATERIALS SUCH AS GAMES, BOOKS AND RECORDS, VARIOUS EXCURSIONS WERE TAKEN TO DEVELOP EXPERIMENTAL BACKGROUND. CERTAIN STANDARDIZED TESTING INSTRUMENTS MEASURING READING READINESS, EARLY READING ACHIEVEMENT, ORAL LANGUAGE PROBLEMS, AND INTELLIGENCE WERE SELECTED TO ASCERTAIN WHAT BENEFITS MAY HAVE ACCRUED TO THE CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM. THE EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS CHOSEN WERE ONLY ROUGHLY COMPARABLE. FROM THE DATA OBTAINED WITH THE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, NO SUPERIORITY IN READING READINESS, READING ACHIEVEMENT, OR INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT GAINS WAS DEMONSTRATED IN CHILDREN ATTENDING THE CHILD CARE LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS AS COMPARED TO OTHER SIMILAR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS. HOWEVER, BOTH GROUPS SHOWED GAINS IN I.Q. OVER PREVIOUS TESTING.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Oakland)