ERIC Number: ED055682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
Rural Child Care Project, 1968-1969 Research Evaluation. Volume II: Hypotheses 1-8. Final Report.
Archambo, Judith P.; Briscoe, May E.
The 1968-69 evaluation of Kentucky's Rural Child Care Project had 5 major objectives: to assess the relationship between a child's attendance in a Child Development Center and his subsequent intellectual performance and academic achievement in elementary school; to evaluate the impact of changes in the Child Development Program itself on participants' later academic achievement; to ascertain the relationship between familial values and achievement behavior in former project children; to continue assessment of the effects of combined homemaking and child development services on parents of children enrolled in the project; and to ascertain the impact of the project of the elementary schools of participating counties. Findings relating to the 8 hypotheses tested included the following: (a) that, during 3 years of public school, scores of 23 former project children showed a decline on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale; (b) that scores on the California Achievement Test of former project children in grades 2 and 3 did not differ from their matched nonproject controls; (c) that there was generally no difference between former project parents whose children were designated under- or over-achievers in terms of value orientations; (d) that current project parents who received combined homemaking and child-development services for 6 months did not increase their level of general morale more than comparable parents receiving only child-development services; and (e) that, while 2nd- and 3rd-grade teachers reported favorable attitudes toward the project, some also believed that project teachers should be better trained and that project children should be better disciplined. (MJB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Family Involvement, Followup Studies, Grade Equivalent Scores, Grade Repetition, Intellectual Development, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, School Responsibility, Student Adjustment, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Child Welfare Research Foundation, Inc., Frankfort.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Kentucky