ERIC Number: ED238961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
ESEA Title I Early Childhood/Jackson-Mann Program. Interim Report, 1981.
Vazquez-Nuttall Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Boston's Title I Early Childhood/Jackson Mann Developmental Program is discussed in this interim evaluation report (1980-81). The purpose of the Early Childhood component, which serves about 1000 4-year-olds (kindergarten I) and 5-year-olds (kindergarten II) is to raise the level of educational achievement among children identified as needing special assistance. The children receive daily individualized or small group instruction from a Title I paraprofessional, as a supplement to class work, in the classroom setting. The Jackson-Mann component is a remediation program providing highly individualized instruction to 20 hearing-impaired 3- to 6-year-olds integrated with 30 children with normal hearing from the morning kindergarten classes. Major Jackson-Mann goals deal with development of communication skills, reading readiness, and motor and social skills. Curriculum and performance objectives, and administration/supervision objectives of the program were rated as satisfactory, although organization of the program needed improvement. Most communication objectives were regarded as satisfactory, though the communication of Title I goals and regulations to non-Title I staff was not. Inservice and orientation workshops were regarded as useful. Materials were a keynote of the program, with high satisfaction being expressed by all. Parent involvment was minimal. Everyone concerned with the program gave high ratings to the achievement of program objectives. (CMG)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Communication Skills, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Hearing Impairments, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Education, Motor Development, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Readiness, Remedial Programs, Small Group Instruction, Social Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Vazquez-Nuttall Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see UD 023 080 and UD 023 088.