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ERIC Number: ED001813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec-29
Pages: 12
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (MONTREAL, DECEMBER 29, 1964).
GRAY, SUSAN W.; KLAUS, RUPERT A.
THE EXPERIMENTS ATTEMPTED TO MEASURE ACHIEVEMENT, MOTIVATION, DELAY OF GRATIFICATION, ASPECTS OF PERCEPTION DEVELOPMENT, COGNITION, AND LANGUAGE OF CULTURALLY DEPRIVED PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. THERE WERE FOUR EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS--CHILDREN ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL FOR 3 YEARS AND HAVING CONTACTS WITH A HOME VISITOR IN THE FALL, WINTER, AND SPRING MONTHS, CHILDREN ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL FOR 2 YEARS AND HAVING SIMILAR HOME VISITOR CONTACTS, A CONTROL GROUP IN THE SAME TOWN, AND AN ADDITIONAL CONTROL GROUP IN ANOTHER TOWN. EVERY GROUP OF 22 CHILDREN HAD ONE HEAD TEACHER PLUS FOUR SMALL GROUP TEACHERS. ACTIVITIES USED INCLUDED FIELD TRIPS, COUNTING EXERCISES, LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT EXERCISES, AND READING TO THE CHILDREN. ONE OF THE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT EXERCISES USED DRAMATIZED SUCH SIMPLE STORIES AS LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE LITTLE RED HEN. PROPER EVALUATION OF THE EXPERIMENT CANNOT BE MADE UNTIL THE CHILDREN HAVE ATTENDED SCHOOL FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. HOWEVER, ON AN ELABORATE BATTERY OF PRESCHOOL SCREENING TESTS GIVEN TO ALL CHILDREN ENTERING THE FIRST GRADE IN THE MAIN CITY, THE EXPERIMENTAL CHILDREN SCORED HIGHER THAN THE CONTROLS AND TENDED TO APPROXIMATE THE NONDEPRIVED CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL. THEY WERE ALSO SUPERIOR ON READING READINESS TESTS.
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Identifiers: Tennessee (Nashville)