ERIC Number: ED039920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-12
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Evaluation of the State Preschool Program Contrasted with the Westinghouse Report on Head Start.
Nolan, Jeaneda H.
This document is an edited transcript of a preschool educator's criticism of the Westinghouse Report on the federal Head Start program. The following points are made: (1) evaluations should be planned at the time the program is planned and this was not the case with the Westinghouse Report, and (2) an evaluation program should measure the factors the educational program intended to improve. While the Westinghouse Report measured such factors as language development, learning readiness, and achievement, the objectives of Head Start are much broader and involve health, social, and emotional needs. Further, the report didn't test children right after they completed Head Start, but waited to see if learning gains were maintained a full year later. Since Head Start is a community program, it differs from one town to another in goals and methods and therefore can't be evaluated on a national basis. (MH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Identifiers: California State Preschool Program; PROJECT HEAD START
Note: Paper is an edited transcription of a speech presented to the State Board of Education, Sacramento, California, June 12, 1969