ERIC Number: ED210100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
ESEA Title I Early Childhood Education: A Descriptive Report.
Yurchak, Mary Jane; And Others
This report, the second phase of a three-phase study designed to examine the feasibility of developing evaluation models for Early Childhood Title I (ECT I) programs, describes and analyzes early childhood programs currently supported under Title I. The report is based primarily on information gained from field visits to 10 state education agencies and 29 local education agencies. Additional sources of information include the literature review from Phase I of the main study; a telephone survey of state Title I coordinators; state Title I evaluation reports for fiscal year 1976; and published descriptions of exemplary early childhood Title I programs. An introductory overview of the study and a description of the field research method are presented in Part I. The description of the ECT I programs and the current evaluation practices associated with those programs are outlined in Part II. Part III analyzes particular facets of ECT I practice, including the nature of ECT I programs within the broader trends of early childhood education, the needs assessment procedures related to the recruitment and selection of children for ECT I programs, the organization of the ECT I projects, and the relationship of ECT I programs to the educational and social communities in which they reside. Finally, Part IV deals with issues related to parent education. Included are a description of parent involvement activities (both as independent projects and as components of ECT I programs) and a discussion of current methods of evaluating parent involvement. Summaries of the major information categories used for collecting data and classifying existing early childhood programs, as well as a list of the variables used when describing ECT I projects, and a guide to the acronyms and initials used in this report, are included in the appendices. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Field Studies, Grade 1, Kindergarten, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For related document, see PS 012 537.