ERIC Number: ED038196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Diagnostically Based Curriculum. Bloomington, Indiana. Preschool Program in Compensatory Education 1.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Three studies were conducted to develop and evaluate a diagnostically based curriculum for disadvantaged preschool children. The population consisted of 139 white and 4 Negro Appalachian 5-year-olds from the lowest socioeconomic class, who scored from 50 to 85 on the 1960 Stanford-Binet L-M Intelligence Scale. One of the 3 groups organized received diagnostic treatment; the second group received traditional kindergarten treatment; the third group received no treatment. A battery of 17 tests and teacher and project-staff evaluations were used for screening, pretest or posttest measurement, diagnosis, or follow-up. The results indicated that the diagnostic curriculum was superior in the areas of intelligence, language, and personal-social adjustment and was equal to the traditional kindergarten approach for motor development. A test schedule, a list of instruments used, and the statistical data are also presented. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Diagnostic Teaching, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Evaluation, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Skills, Motor Development, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Objectives, Statistical Data, Testing
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE5.237:37024; $0.45)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Division of Compensatory Education, BESE.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Appalachian Youth; Indiana