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ERIC Number: ED015775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan-1
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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HEADSTART OPERATIONAL FIELD ANALYSIS. PROGRESS REPORT II.
ALLERHAND, MELVIN E.
DURING THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1, 1965 TO JANUARY 1, 1966 AT THE HEADSTART OPERATIONAL FIELD ANALYSIS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES TOOK PLACE. (1) THE METHODOLOGY FOR CLASSROOM OBSERVATION OF HEADSTART (HS) AND NON-HEADSTART (NHS) CHILDREN AND INTERVIEWS WITH THEIR CLASSROOM TEACHERS WAS REVISED. THE HS GROUP OF 125 WAS SELECTED FROM 8 SAMPLE CENTERS. AN INTENSIVE SAMPLE OF 50 CHILDREN WAS USED FOR A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF HOW THIS GROUP MOVED FROM ONE LEVEL OF A CONCEPT TO ANOTHER. THE EXTENSIVE SAMPLE SHOWED HOW THE CHILD REACTED TO ACADEMICALLY RELATED MATERIAL AS MEASURED BY THESE CONCEPTS. TEACHER INTERVIEWS AND EVENT SAMPLING IN THE CLASSROOM WERE THE 2 RATING APPROACHES. (2) PRELIMINARY RESULTS PERTAINING TO THE HS AND NHS CHILDREN WERE FOUND. AN ANALYSIS SUGGESTED THAT HS CHILDREN WERE EXCEEDING THE NHS CHILDREN IN CONCEPT ATTAINMENT EVEN IN THOSE AREAS IN WHICH SIGNIFICANCE WAS NOT ACHIEVED. (3) A FULL REPORT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HS PARENTS AS ADMINISTRATORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS WAS MADE. SEVEN PARENTS (4 NEGRO AND 3 WHITE), WITH FROM NINTH TO TWELFTH GRADE EDUCATIONS WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM AMONG 30 VOLUNTEERS. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO SERVED AS CONTROL TEST ADMINISTRATORS WERE ALL WHITE AND WERE GENERALLY EXPERIENCED IN TESTING PROCEDURES. FOUR TABLES WERE USED TO COMPARE RESULTS OF PARENT TESTERS AND GRADUATE STUDENT TESTERS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE RESULTED NOT FROM THE TESTER, BUT FROM THE TIME OR ORDER THE PRE-SCHOOL INVENTORY TEST WAS GIVEN. THIS STUDY SHOWS THAT UNTRAINED PEOPLE MAY BE UTILIZED FOR TESTING IF THEY ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED. (4) OTHER DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED DISCUSSING SECOND AND THIRD YEAR FOLLOWUP STUDIES, DEVELOPING SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE POOR, AND PRESENTATIONS OF PAPERS DEALING WITH A BROADENING OF THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY AND GROUP PROBLEMS. (CO)
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Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cleveland); Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; PROJECT HEADSTART