ERIC Number: ED234886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-23
Reference Count: 0
Evidence Continues to Mount on Benefits of Preschool.
Report on Preschool Education, v15 n17 p4-6 Aug 23 1983
High Scope's Perry Preschool Study shows that early childhood education programs pay dividends later in life for low-income children and society. Findings indicate that children from low-income families who have attended preschool fare better in areas of academic achievement and employment, spend fewer years in special education classes, and have a lower percentage of teenage pregnancies and delinquent behavior. Further research is recommended in several, seldom-looked-at aspects of early childhood education. The areas mentioned are the amount of quality care available, hard-to-measure behavior attributes like self-reliance and consideration, and the attitudes and reactions of parents. (JW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation
Capitol Publications, 1300 N. 17th St., Arlington, VA 22209 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Capitol Publications, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: High Scope Educational Research Foundation MI; Perry Preschool Project; PF Project