ERIC Number: ED036312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Institute for Developmental Studies Interim Progress Report. Part II: Research and Evaluation.
Deutsch, Martin; And Others
The Institute for Developmental Studies (IDS) is engaged in research aimed at specifying what the academic handicaps of deprived children are, what causes these handicaps, and what can be done to overcome them. This IDS report on their research and evaluation program is divided into two sections. The first, "Summaries of Basic Research, Applied Research and Evaluation," offers a condensed overview of the work of the Institute for Developmental Studies. The second, an appendix, includes such detailed material as a selection of complete reports and a complete "Bibliography of the Institute for Developmental Studies." The actual work reports cover a wide variety of subjects related to poverty and early childhood education: language development, auditory discrimination, phonemic discrimination, conservation, cognitive differentiation, kindergarten curriculum, beginning reading, visual discrimination of alphabet letters, and development of preschool observation techniques. Other areas explored are self-concept, classroom integration, and use of early childhood inventories. One consistent finding is that lasting changes can't be expected unless intervention extends at least through the third grade. (MH)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Training, Beginning Reading, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Conservation (Concept), Disadvantaged, Enrichment Activities, Intellectual Development, Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Instruments, Motivation, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Research Projects, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Visual Discrimination
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. for Developmental Studies.