ERIC Number: ED033762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Selected Longitudinal Studies of Compensatory Education--A Look from the Inside.
Gray, Susan W.
This document, prepared for a symposium on preschool compensatory programs, makes preliminary comments on the difficulty of program assessment and tight experimental design, on the necessity of in-depth involvement, and on the need for vigilance in maintaining an experimental condition. A number of studies in preschool intervention are reviewed and evaluated. Among these are the Skeels (1966) 21-year followup study on institutionalized, retarded children, the Klaus and Gray study (1968-69) involving low income Negroes in the upper South in a summer and home-visit followup program, and Weikart's study (1967) utilizing 2-1/2 hour morning sessions and afternoon home visits. Two curriculum comparison studies (Weikart, 1969 and Karnes, 1969) and a study of comparative kindergarten conditions for rural children are also discussed. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, 1969