ERIC Number: ED035456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-22
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Exemplary and Innovative Preschool Child Development Demonstration Centers, 1966-1969. Three Year Evaluation and Narrative Report.
Kalamazoo Public Schools, MI.
This document evaluates the first three years of a preschool project in Kalamazoo School District which was funded by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The program aims to maximize the potential of each preschool child and to involve parents and community agencies in the project. This report describes the objectives of the program and the areas in which objectives are being met. A comparison of disadvantaged kindergarten children and a control group is made, and a follow-up study of first grade performance of the two groups is analyzed. No significant differences are reported between either the experimental and control groups or between O.E.O. and Title III children. For the final evaluation, principals, teachers, and parents assess the project's strengths and weaknesses through interviews. The format of the interviews and individual responses comprise more than half the report. Selected case histories illustrate the cooperation of staff members and community agencies. An evaluation of the performance of volunteers is included and a health services report states the number of types of services completed. Final recommendations for the 1969-70 preschool program complete the evaluation. (DR)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Stanford Achievement Tests; Wide Range Achievement Test