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ERIC Number: ED018253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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THE COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS OF URBAN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN. MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADMINISTERING AND SCORING THE HOME INTERVIEW.
HESS, ROBERT D.; AND OTHERS
THIS MANUAL DESCRIBES MEASURES USED IN "THE COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS OF URBAN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN" PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. THE SAMPLE FOR THE STUDY CONSISTED OF 163 NEGRO MOTHER-CHILD PAIRS SELECTED FROM 3 SOCIOECONOMIC CLASSES BASED ON THE FATHER'S OCCUPATION AND THE PARENTS' EDUCATION. A FOURTH GROUP INCLUDED FATHER-ABSENT FAMILIES. THE MOTHERS WERE INTERVIEWED AT HOME AND THE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN WERE TESTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE 4 YEARS OLD. FOLLOW-UP DATA WERE OBTAINED WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE 6 AND AGAIN WHEN THEY WERE 7. THE HOME INTERVIEW WAS AN EXTENSIVE SET OF QUESTIONS DIRECTED TO THE MOTHER. IT WAS ADMINISTERED IN 2 SESSIONS, EACH LASTING ABOUT 1-1/2 HOURS. THE RESPONSES WERE RATED ON NUMERICAL SCALES FOR COMPUTER CODING. THE GENERAL AREAS COVERED BY THE INTERVIEW WERE (1) OPEN END-- INTERVIEWER'S RATINGS, (2) DEMOGRAPHIC MATERIAL, (3) INFORMATION ON THE CHILD, (4) MOTHER'S ATTITUDES TO SCHOOL AND JOB, AND (5) FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND LIVING PATTERNS. ALL QUESTIONS ARE GIVEN AND THE SCORING SCALES FOR THE RESPONSES ARE DESCRIBED. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE INTERVIEW IS CONTAINED IN MANUALS PS 000 476 THROUGH PS 000 482. THE COMPLETE SET OF PROJECT MANUALS COMPRISES PS 000 475 THROUGH PS 000 492. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Urban Child Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)