ERIC Number: ED060742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Home-Oriented Preschool Education.
Alford, Roy W., Jr.
In an effort to bring preschool training opportunities to economically disadvantaged young children in rural areas, the Appalachia Educational Laboratory has devised a program using educational television, weekly home visitation by paraprofessional school personnel, and mobile classrooms. Evaluation of the program indicates that children who have participated in the program have increased language development and cognitive learning, and greater psychomotor and social skills development. The cost of the program was found to be approximately one-half that of the standard kindergarten program. (VM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Experiments, Educational Strategies, Educational Television, Home Study, Language Acquisition, Mobile Classrooms, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, Rural Areas, Young Children
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Note: In "Conference on Child Language," preprints of papers presented at the Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 22-24, 1971, p45-64