ERIC Number: ED045216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Appalachia Preschool Education Program, Charleston, West Virginia: A Three-Part Preschool Program Combining a Television Program, Paraprofessional Home Visitors, and a Mobile Classroom. Model Programs--Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
A breakthrough program to reach rurally isolated children to prepare them for first grade, the Appalachia Preschool Education Program was begun in September, 1968. Four-hundred fifty 3- to 5-year-olds are participating in three treatment groups: (1) children who, in or near their own homes, are shown a daily educational television program, have a weekly session with a home visitor, and a weekly visit to a mobile classroom, (2) children who receive the television program and the home visitor, but do not attend the mobile classroom, and (3) children who receive the television program only. A control group receives no preschool education. Significant gains on cognitive and language skills were shown by children in Groups 1 and 2. With certain modifications, such as increased use of the mobile classroom, the program will continue until the spring of 1971. Evaluation will continue until 1972. Sources of more detailed information are provided for this program, specifically, and for Model Programs Childhood Education, in general. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Television, Home Visits, Mobile Classrooms, Pamphlets, Paraprofessional Personnel, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Skill Development
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.220:20143, $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Appalachia Educational Laboratory WV
Note: Booklet is one in a series of 34 descriptive booklets on childhood education programs prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December, 1970