ERIC Number: ED052834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Detailed Analysis of Language Development of Preschool Children in ECE Program. Technical Report No. 4.
Hines, Brainard W.
This report is concerned with the language skills category of objectives of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. The Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Ability (ITPA) was the primary instrument used for evaluation of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children in three treatment groups: (1) mobile educational facility, TV, and paraprofessional, (2) TV and paraprofessional, and (3) TV only. A control group received no treatment. An overview of the ITPA is given, as well as separate descriptions of each of the ten subtests. The subtests overlap somewhat in the functions they measure, but cover the broad areas of auditory memory and acuity, verbal expression and grammar, syntax and transformations, and the ability to associate various auditory and visual stimuli. Statistical descriptions and inferences are presented for each subtest. An overall summary of the findings of the effects for the second year's programming in language development is presented. Trends reported indicate that the ECE Program is having an effect on a broad range of psycholinguistic abilities. Tables and figures comprise about one-half of the document. A summary of AEL Early Child Education program is available as PS 004 889. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Early Childhood Education Program; Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities