ERIC Number: ED045780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Center for Early Development and Education, Little Rock, Arkansas; Model Programs. Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Prepared for the White House Conference on Children (December 1970), this booklet reports a center for early development and education in Little Rock, Arkansas--one of 34 promising programs on childhood education. The Kramer School is a combined education and day care project serving children from six months to 12 years; it includes a teacher-training program for university students, a training center for child care aides, and an array of supportive family services. The community of the school is poor--50 percent white and 50 percent black. Day care and learning for toddlers is provided; for three to five year olds, there are more structured activities, especially in reading. The elementary school is not graded; but is divided according to ability. In addition, the children often visit the Learning Resources Center and Library. The teachers and the community seem enthusiastic about the project. Results of the Stanford-Binet IQ Test, administered to preschool children, indicate that the experimental group gained 15 IQ points during the school year, while the control group (who stayed at home with their mothers) gained only 2 IQ points. Tests at the elementary school level are to begin in 1971. For other booklets in the series, see UD 010 121-125. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Day Care, Elementary Education, Experimental Programs, Experimental Schools, Family Programs, Intelligence Tests, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Preschool Education, Preschool Tests, Primary Education, Teacher Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog no. HE-5.220:20140, $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: Arkansas; Arkansas (Little Rock); Kramer School
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December 1970