ERIC Number: ED021618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Evaluation of a Language Curriculum for Preschool Children. Final Report.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others
During the summer of 1967, a 1-week training program was conducted at the University of Hawaii in which seven teachers and six aides were instructed in the use of the Bereiter-Egnelmann teaching strategy for language programs. The Bereiter-Engelmann approach involves concentration upon the development of language skills and facility with basic sentence usage. The teachers who participated in the summer training program were each then assigned a summer Head Start class. The 49 experimental pupils were administered an experimental language curriculum. A control group of 20 children received a more extensive but less intensive Bereiter-Engelmann language curriculum. A group of analog tasks was developed to complement the basic learning tasks of the experimental program. The analog tasks, as distinguished from the basic tasks, involved only nonverbal responses. The pupils of both conditions were administered the School Readiness Tasks as posttests. The results showed that on most tasks there was no significant difference between the performance of the experimental and control groups. (WD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: Hawaii; PROJECT HEAD START