ERIC Number: ED021613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
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Head Start Research and Evaluation Office, University of California at Los Angeles. Annual Report, November 1967. Section II.
A Head Start research report on ways to improve academic achievement of disadvantaged children describes five projects: (1) a study of sociolinguistic variables in school learning and problem solving when classes are taught in dialect versus standard English; (2) subcultural determinants of cooperative and competitive behavior in preschool children as a function of reward condtion, sex, and ethnic background, and group versus individual reward contingencies as a measure of differences in cooperation and competition (a cross-cultural comparison was also made of such behavior in kibbutz and urban children in Israel); (3) measurement of change in social and personal attitudes of parents which investigated the effect of their participation in Head Start on subsequent use of community resources, the measurement of changes in parental feelings of alienation as a result of participation, and the evaluation of special instruction in improving the home teaching of parents of disadvantaged children; (4) development of evaluation instruments to study the echoic responding of disadvantaged preschoolers as a function of the type of speech modeled; and (5) an experimental study of variables in teaching mathematical concepts to investigate the effectiveness of instruction in puzzle-assembly skills. (MS)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.