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ERIC Number: ED018258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 16
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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 FIRST DAY.
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. EACH MOTHER WAS ASKED HOW SHE WOULD PREPARE HER CHILD FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. THE RESPONSES WERE TAPE RECORDED AND TRANSCRIBED AND WERE SCORED FOR CONTENT AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATION. SUBJECT-PREDICATE PAIRS WERE USED AS THE BASIC SCORING UNITS WITH EXCEPTIONS BEING MADE FOR OBVIOUSLY DEPENDENT CLAUSES. IMPLIED SUBJECTS AND VERBS WERE SUPPLIED WHEN CLEARLY INDICATED. THE NUMBER OF THESE UNITS WAS TALLIED AND THEN SCORED FOR CONTENT ACCORDING TO THE CATEGORIES (1) OBEDIENCE, (2) ACHIEVEMENT, (3) AFFECTIVE ELEMENTS, AND (4) PREPARATION. THE METHODS OF COMMUNICATION WERE CLASSED AS IMPERATIVE OR INSTRUCTIVE. THIS IS A PART OF THE HOME INTERVIEW DESCRIBED IN PS 000 475. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Urban Child Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)