ERIC Number: ED032922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Research, Change, and Social Responsibility: An Illustrative Model From Early Education.
Gray, Susan W.; And Others
DARCEE Papers and Reports of George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, v2 n3 1967
The Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education (DARCEE) seeks to improve the educability of young deprived children through a tight interaction of research, training, and demonstration. One aspect of research involves intervention with families, including mother training, curriculum for the child, and home visits. Partial results indicate that the program is effective, with acceleration of development depending on the depth of intervention for each child. The teacher shortage in the subprofessional area is being solved by a program to train the trainers of aides. Focusing on the subprofessionals, but maintaining staff contiguity, an Ellis River project progresses in three phases: training of team leaders, training of team members, and in-service practice. Natural setting observations are made in the home and in the classroom to determine influences of a low income background. These influences sometime fail because of lack of direction, organization, and consistency. (MH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.