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ERIC Number: ED019115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EXPANDED PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM, EVALUATION OF NEW YORK CITY TITLE I EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS 1966-67.
SCHWARTZ, SYDNEY L.
A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF 20 SCHOOLS WITH 35 PREKINDERGARTEN ROOMS SERVING 500 CHILDREN WAS USED IN AN EVALUATION OF AN EXPANDED PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM OF COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR DISADVANTAGED 4-YEAR-OLDS. THE EVALUATIVE EMPHASIS CENTERED ON ONGOING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL, AND A FAMILY-COMMUNITY COMPONENT WHICH INVOLVED A LUNCH PROGRAM AND HOME VISITS BY A FAMILY ASSISTANT. EVALUATION TEAM MEMBERS USED THEIR OWN OBSERVATIONAL RECORDINGS AND PERSONAL REPORTS, TEACHERS' PERSONAL REPORTS, AND INFORMATION COLLECTED ON IDENTIFYING DATA FORMS CONCERNED WITH STAFF MEMBERS, PHYSICAL FACILITIES, AND ATTENDANCE. SUMMARIES OF THE DATA INDICATED THAT TEACHERS FELT THEY WOULD BENEFIT FROM INTENSIVE INSERVICE TRAINING WITH SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS TO LEARN TO STIMULATE GROWTH IN LINGUISTIC AND PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE SKILLS. BOTH ADMINISTRATORS AND SUPERVISORS REPORTED THAT A WORK OVERLOAD CAUSED THEM TO DEAL MAINLY WITH CRISIS SITUATIONS RATHER THAN WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. CONFLICT BETWEEN PROFESSIONALS AND NONPROFESSIONALS WAS TIME-CONSUMING AND DISRUPTIVE. A WELL-DELINEATED OUTLINE OF GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS IS NEEDED AS WELL AS REGULAR MEETINGS TO PROVIDE FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND TEAM COOPERATION ON ALL LEVELS. HALF OF THE REPORT CONTAINS EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENT SAMPLES AND TABLES OF DATA COLLECTED. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; NEW YORK