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ERIC Number: ED018245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-1
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
NORTHFIELD, VERMONT--A COMMUNITY DEPTH STUDY.
SOULE, ALLEN
THIS REPORT IS A STUDY IN DEPTH OF NORTHFIELD, VERMONT. IT WAS UNDERTAKEN IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE PLACE OF HEAD START CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THEIR CULTURAL CONTEXT AND TO EXAMINE THESE CHILDREN'S INTERACTIONS WITH SOCIETY AND WITH EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. THREE MAJOR SECTIONS DESCRIBE (1) THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC FORCES WHICH HAVE SHAPED PRESENT-DAY COMMUNITY LIFE, (2) THE FAMILIES OF THE HEAD START CHILDREN, THEIR EDUCATIONAL LEVELS, THEIR ECONOMIC STATUS, THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD HEAD START, AND THE ATTITUDES OF FAMILY MEMBERS TOWARD EACH OTHER, AND (3) THE NORTHFIELD SCHOOL SYSTEM, ITS INTERACTION WITH HEAD START FAMILIES, AND THE WRITER'S REFLECTIONS ON THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN SATISFYING THE NEEDS OF THE DEPRIVED CHILD. SECTION (4) IS COMPOSED OF 10 TABLES DETAILING INFORMATION ON POPULATION, INCOME TAX, AGES AND GRADE LEVELS OF THE CHILDREN OF HEAD START FAMILIES, NUMBERS OF CHILDREN IN HEAD START FAMILIES AND IN SCHOOL, SCHOOL SYSTEM ENROLLMENT, NUMBER OF CHILDREN GOING ON TO HIGHER EDUCATION, AND NUMBER OF CHILDREN REPEATING GRADES. SECTION (5) IS COMPOSED OF APPENDICES A, B, C, AND D. "A" IS A REPORT ON THE HEAD START PROGRAM. "B" IS A REPORT BY THE BOARD OF DEACONS OF NORTHFIELD'S UNITED CHURCH. "C" IS A SAMPLE FAMILY QUESTIONNAIRE. "D" IS THE 80-PAGE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TOWN OF NORTHFIELD FOR 1964. (LG)
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Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc., Northfield.
Identifiers: NORTHFIELD; PROJECT HEAD START; VERMONT