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ERIC Number: ED027941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-15
Pages: 49
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Reference Count: 0
Supermarket Discovery Center, Pilot Study, May - September, 1968. Initial Report.
Filep, Robert T.
The objectives of this research pilot project were (1) to train 3- and 4-year-olds in cognitive and tactile discovery tasks; (2) to provide guidance for parents, enabling them to reinforce and review the concepts taught; and (3) to establish training and employment, as tutors, for central city high school and junior college students. A "discovery center" was established in a Los Angeles supermarket, where children were tutored 45 minutes to 1 hour once or twice a week while parents shopped. Tutors instructed on a one-to-one basis, using instructional sequences especially designed to teach basic concepts. The population consisted of 58 parents and 68 preschoolers, predominantly Negro, with five percent Mexican-American. Three junior college students were hired as tutors. The limited pilot study generated parental acceptance and community enthusiasm and indicated that the program was viable on a large scale. Procedures and minor modifications were suggested for a full scale discovery center demonstration and evaluation. (DO)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, El Segundo, CA.