ERIC Number: ED028845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Development of a Preschool Language-Oriented Curriculum With a Structured Parent Education Program. Final Report.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others
The objectives of this project were to test (1) a structured language-oriented curriculum, used for an academic year in Hawaiian Head Start classes, and (2) a parent education program. Teachers in eight experimental classes used semistructured language-strengthening activities along with structured lessons and were guided by supervisors. Eight control classes used other methods of language instruction. Audio and video tapes stimulated periodic teacher discussions, which led to continual revisions of the program. The parent program taught parents to work as aides through staff-parent meetings. The Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and the School Readiness Tasks were used as pretests and posttests. Although the test results did not show impressive relationships, the enthusiastic reports by teachers and parents regarding the increased verbal ability of the children indicated a lack of appropriate instruments to measure verbal communication skills. A curriculum outline is included. (JS)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Head Start Research and Evaluation Center.; Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test