ERIC Number: ED022566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Head Start Evaluation and Research Center, Boston University. Report E-I, the Utilization of Non-Professional Interviewers in the New England and Mississippi Samples by the Boston University Head Start Evaluation and Research Program, 1966-1967.
Twenty-four members of two poverty areas were chosen to be trained as nonprofessional parent interviewers. They were given the training and then sent to their respective community areas to obtain interviews with the parents of Head Start children. The geographical areas involved were the New England region around Boston and Bolivar County, Mississippi. The purpose of this project was twofold: (1) to obtain parents' attitudes toward the Head Start program attended by their children, and (2) to involve some of the parents in a meaningful and productive role within the Head Start evaluation and research design. It was necessary, for the success of this project, to sustain close cooperation and joint planning between the professional staff and the nonprofessional interviewers. Hiring of the interviewers was based on recommendations of New England Head Start directors who had prior experience working in some phase of the overall research program. Twelve interviewers sampled the New England region, and 12 interviewed Mississippi parents. The resulting interviews have been judged to be , on the whole, very satisfactory. (WD)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.