ERIC Number: ED029739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Saturday School. Preliminary Progress Report.
McCormick, Florence; Parrish, Valinda
The Saturday School model for Home School Coordination was based on a 5-year development program for rural disadvantaged Delta Negroes, Ozarkan Caucasians, and non-reservation Indians. Broad objectives of the program were: (1) to develop parent education curriculum to supplement the learning experiences of the children; and (2) to develop a preschool curriculum of school-initiated activities which could be completed or repeated at home. The behavioral objectives for children were formulated descriptively in terms of expected outcomes in the areas of language, literature, numbers, self-concept, perception, and social skills. Thirty-six educationally disadvantaged, Caucasian preschool children, 35 mothers, one father, and one parent substitute enrolled in the Praire Grove, Arkansas, program, which consisted of attending school 2 hours on Saturday mornings. Preliminary test data indicated the program may have produced favorable changes in the participating children. Mean IQ scores were significantly in favor of the experimental group as compared to the control group. The Saturday School model appeared to be acceptable to low-income families as evidenced by their participation and adaptable to other groups as evidenced by the subsequent use of the model for 3- and 4-year-old Negro children and their parents. (CM)
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Authoring Institution: South Central Region Educational Lab. Corp., Little Rock, AR.