ERIC Number: ED055649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Regional Research and Resource Center in Early Childhood. Final Report.
Deutsch, Martin; And Others
The Institute for Developmental Studies (IDS) program has evolved into a comprehensive 5-year enrichment curriculum running from prekindergarten through third grade. The academic progress of both IDS and control children was monitored over the 5-year period by administration of standardized tests and special tests developed for the program. Observational procedures were also used. Findings indicate that IDS children who experienced 5 years of enrichment generally outperformed control children on a number of measures of ability and achievement and appeared to maintain much of their early enrichment advantages over their controls. On those measures where rote memory or mechanical operations were extremely important, there were no significant differences between groups. The more effective elements of the curriculum appeared to be those that were both cognitively and linguistically based. Twenty-four tables of descriptive data are interspersed within the text. A separate appendix lists 51 tables of statistical analysis. Specific information about the essentials of the IDS math-science program and daily logs from kindergarten and prekindergarten are also included. (Author/WY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. for Developmental Studies.