ERIC Number: ED045783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Principles Structural Model of a Follow Through Program, Dayton, Ohio: Model Programs. Childhood Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Prepared for a White House Conference on Children (December 1970), this report describes a program in which first- through third-graders in three schools in Dayton, Ohio, participate in a model of a Follow Through program sponsored by Siegfried Engelmann and Wesley Becker of the University of Oregon at Eugene. All teachers chose to participate, many moving up a grade each year with their students. The program's approach is based on the fact that disadvantaged children are considerably behind middle-class children in learning skills when they enter school and, if these children begin at normal rates, they will always remain behind average children in school. The Engelmann Bereiter approach uses programed materials so that children will not encounter tasks that are too difficult for performance. The materials require many verbal responses for each child. Teachers systematically reinforce desired behaviors, using praise, food, or prizes as reinforcers. This program is used in the first three grades at three schools in West Dayton in impoverished areas. Most of the children have attended kindergarten and have been in Head Start programs. About 98 percent are black. For other booklets in the series, see UD 011 120-121, and 011 124-125. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Black Students, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Programed Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reinforcement, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog no. HE-5.220:20155, $0.15)
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: Engelmann (Siegfried); Ohio; Project Follow Through
Note: Prepared for the White House Conference on Children, December 1970