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ERIC Number: ED014318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-30
Pages: 59
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EVALUATION OF TWO ASSOCIATED YM-YWHA HEADSTART PROGRAMS. FINAL REPORT.
HOLMES, DOUGLAS; HOLMES, MONICA B.
TWO SUMMER 1965 HEAD START PROGRAMS, ONE IN BRONX RIVER AND ONE IN EAST TREMONT, NEW YORK, WERE SELECTED IN ORDER TO MEASURE THE CHANGES PRODUCED IN THE 36 PARTICIPANTS AS A RESULT OF THEIR HEAD START EXPERIENCE. AREAS MEASURED WERE (1) COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING, (2) PATTERNS OF PLAY AND USE OF PLAY MATERIALS, AND (3) CHILDREN'S FANTASIES ABOUT THEIR PEERS AND ADULTS. A CONTROL POPULATION OF 60 CHILDREN WAS MATCHED WITH THE HEAD START CHILDREN ALONG THE DIMENSIONS OF AGE, SEX, ETHNIC BACKGROUND, PREVIOUS SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, NUMBER OF SIBLINGS LIVING AT HOME, PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF FATHER AND MOTHER, AND EDUCATION AND OCCUPATION OF MAJOR WAGE EARNER. BOTH GROUPS HAD A MEAN AGE OF FIVE YEARS, FIVE MONTHS. BOTH THE HEAD START PARTICIPANTS AND THE CONTROLS WERE TESTED FOR COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING, PLAY BEHAVIOR, AND PICTURE INTERPRETATION DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS IN AUGUST. THEY WERE RETESTED IN NOVEMBER, TWO MONTHS AFTER THE BEGINNING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL. RESULTS OF THE TESTING SHOW SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS AT THE TIME OF THEIR FIRST TESTING BUT NOT AT THE SECOND TESTING. (CO'D)
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Authoring Institution: Associated YM-YHA's of Greater New York, NY.
Identifiers: BRONX RIVER; Chi Square; NEW YORK; New York (East Tremont); PROJECT HEADSTART