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ERIC Number: ED020233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A CANDY-HANDY APPROACH TO FASTER LEARNING.
COOPER, DAVID
THE EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (EIP) IS A 5-YEAR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN RANGING IN AGE FROM INFANCY TO 14 YEARS. THE INITIAL PHASE OF EIP CONSISTS OF INFANT TESTING WHICH BEGINS AT BIRTH. DATA ON INTELLIGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT FROM THIS PHASE OF THE PROGRAM SHOW THAT AMONG THESE CHILDREN THE DECELERATION OF GROWTH RATE BEGINS AT 18 MONTHS. TO HELP THE YOUNGSTERS CATCH UP WITH THEIR MIDDLE-CLASS COUNTERPARTS, EIP BEGINS ITS EDUCATIONAL PHASE IN NURSERY SCHOOLS FOR 2-, 3-, AND 4-YEAR-OLDS. IN ALL CLASSES EMPHASIS IS GIVEN TO SPECIAL TEACHING TECHNIQUES AND TO LEARNING BASED ON CONCRETE EXAMPLES AND MATERIALS. ONE OF THE MANY TECHNIQUES USED BY THE PROGRAM IS "BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION". THROUGH A SYSTEM OF REWARDS FOR PROPER BEHAVIOR, THIS APPROACH AIMS TO INCREASE CHILDREN'S POTENTIAL FOR LEARNING. OTHER ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT INCLUDE SPECIAL EFFORTS TO KEEP CHILDREN IN SCHOOL AND A "FUTURE PARENTS" PROGRAM FOR POTENTIAL TEENAGE DROPOUTS. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GRADED CLASSES, THE PROJECT IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY, AND ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "SOUTHERN EDUCATION REPORT," VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, JULY-AUGUST, 1967. (NA)
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Identifiers: Education Improvement Project; NORTH CAROLINA; North Carolina (Durham)