ERIC Number: ED025358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Description of the Parents and Children Involved in the 1967 Coosa-Elmore Summer Head Start Program.
McKay, Dianna Bess
Objectives of study of the Head Start Program for underprivileged children in the rural Alabama counties of Coosa and Elmore were to supply information about: (1) the background, family life, and social experiences of the participating children; (2) the mother-child relationship; and (3) the mother's knowledge and evaluation of the program. Questionnaires and interviews supplied the data from a randomly selected representative group of 74 mothers out of almost 300 involved. The conclusion reached as a result of the study was that due to the mothers' limited time per child, lack of education and knowledge of the needs of their children, the children were at a distinct disadvantage when entering school without the pre-school Head Start experiences. Recommendations were that Head Start be extended into a 12-month program, that more parents be involved, and that an extensive survey be made of disadvantaged children. Various figures and tables are included. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Alabama; Project Head Start