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ERIC Number: ED001894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 61
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PERRY PRESCHOOL PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT.
WEIKART, DAVID P.; AND OTHERS
A SCHOOL- AND HOME-BASED PRESCHOOL WAS INSTITUTED FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED, FUNCTIONALLY RETARDED, 3- AND 4-YEAR-OLD NEGRO CHILDREN TO PROVIDE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND TO ENABLE THE CHILDREN TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL. THE PROGRAM CONSISTED OF A COGNITIVELY ORIENTED MORNING NURSERY SCHOOL, AN AFTERNOON HOME-BASED PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN AND TO INVOLVE THE MOTHERS IN THE PROGRAM, AND A SERIES OF SEMIMONTHLY MEETINGS FOR PARENTS TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND TO INVOLVE PARENTS IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. BY 1964, ONE GROUP HAD FINISHED 1 YEAR OF THE PRESCHOOL, 1 YEAR OF KINDERGARTEN, AND ENTERED THE FIRST GRADE, A SECOND GROUP HAD BEGUN AS 3-YEAR-OLDS FOR THE NORMAL 2-YEAR PRESCHOOL TRAINING BEFORE KINDERGARTEN, AND A THIRD GROUP HAD JUST BEGUN. THE MOST EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHOD WAS FOUND TO BE "VERBAL BOMBARDMENT," A STEADY STREAM OF QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS TO DRAW THE CHILD'S ATTENTION TO ASPECTS OF HIS ENVIRONMENT. THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE GROUP WHICH HAD COMPLETED KINDERGARTEN DEMONSTRATED BETTER ABILITY IN NEARLY ALL ASPECTS WHEN COMPARED TO A CONTROL GROUP, THUS IMPLYING THAT THE PROGRAM MAY HAVE LONG-RANGE BENEFITS AS HOPED.
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Authoring Institution: Ypsilanti Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Ypsilanti); PERRY PRESCHOOL PROJECT