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ERIC Number: ED019131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROJECT HEAD START, LUBBOCK, TEXAS. PARTS I, II, AND APPENDICES.
CARTWRIGHT, WALTER J.; STEGLICH, W.G.
WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST GRADE BY THE FIRST HEAD START CLASS IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS, THIS STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO PRESENT DATA ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HEAD START PROGRAM IN IMPROVING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN'S CHANCES FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS. TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE URBAN AREA HEAD START CHILDREN FROM NEGRO, ANGLO-AMERICAN, AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES WERE COMPARED WITH A CONTROL GROUP MATCHED ON SEX, ETHNIC GROUP, AND ECONOMIC LEVEL. WHENEVER POSSIBLE, THE MATCHED PAIRS OF CHILDREN WERE IN THE SAME SCHOOL CLASSROOM SO THAT THE TEACHER COULD OBSERVE AND MAKE SUBJECTIVE EVALUATIONS OF HEAD START AND CONTROL CHILDREN ON 8 FACTORS SUCH AS PARTICIPATION, ATTENDANCE, AND EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. A SOCIOLOGICAL RATHER THAN AN INDIVIDUAL APPROACH WAS USED IN MAKING THIS EVALUATION. TO MEASURE SCHOOL SUCCESS, GRADES WERE OBTAINED AND COMPARED FOR ALL CHILDREN INVOLVED. RESULTS SHOWED THAT THE CONTROL GROUP WAS SUPERIOR TO THE HEAD START GROUP BOTH AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR OF SCHOOL AND ALSO AT THE END OF THE SECOND SCHOOL YEAR WHEN ADDITIONAL EXAMINATIONS AND STANDARDIZED TESTS COMPARED THE 140 MATCHED PAIRS STILL AVAILABLE OUT OF THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF 295. APPENDIXES RELATED TO 1966 DATA (END OF FIRST YEAR) AND 1967 DATA (END OF SECOND YEAR) ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEAD START