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ERIC Number: ED018761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HEAD START PARENTS' ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT, NEW YORK CITY. FINAL REPORT.
DRESCHER, RUTH
A 100-HOUR EDUCATION PROJECT ATTEMPTED TO RAISE THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF PARENTS OF HEAD START CHILDREN IN NEW YORK CITY DURING JULY AND AUGUST 1967. NONE OF THE 1,448 REGISTRANTS READ BEYOND EIGHTH GRADE LEVEL, MOST WERE NON ENGLISH SPEAKING, AND 38 PERCENT WERE NATIVE BORN. THE STAFF--DIRECTOR, GUIDANCE AND CURRICULUM SUPERIVSORS, TEN TEACHERS-IN-CHARGE, 90 TEACHERS, AND TEN GUIDANCE COUNSELORS--HAD A SHORT INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM. SOCIAL LIVING (PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP, HEALTH, MONEY MANAGEMENT, HOME SAFETY, NUTRITION, AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY) AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS WERE TAUGHT THROUGH FILMS AND TEACHER-PREPARED AND COMMERCIAL MATERIALS. A PILOT STUDY IN WHICH A BILINGUAL TEACHER TAUGHT READING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH SEEMED TO FACILITATE LEARNING AND IMPROVE AURAL DISCRIMINATION AND ACCENT ELIMINATION. GUIDANCE STRESSED HELPING THE PARENT TO HELP HER CHILD. THE GAINS IN READING AND ARITHMETIC, MEASURED BY PRE AND POST TESTS, WERE ESTIMATED AT TWO SCHOOL MONTHS. TEACHER NOTED IMPROVED BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS ATTENDED THE CLASSES. THE PROGRAM WAS EVALUATED BY TEACHER AND STUDENT SURVEYS AND BY TWO OUTSIDE EDUCATORS. (DOCUMENT INCLUDES THE OUTSIDE EVALUATION INCLUDING RESULTS AND INTERPRETATION OF TESTS, TEACHERS' AND CONSULTANTS' RATINGS, QUESTIONNAIRES, BUDGET, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS.) (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; Division of Adult Educational Programs, BAVT.
Identifiers: New York (New York); PROJECT HEAD START