ERIC Number: ED036330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-9
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Population Characteristics of Disadvantaged Preschool Children. Proceedings of the Head Start Research Seminars: Seminar No. 3, Head Start Populations (1st, Washington, D.C., October 9, 1968).
Friedman, Myles I., Ed.; And Others
This document includes three papers on long-term investigations of the population characteristics of disadvantaged preschool children. Myles I. Friedman, et.al., approached the problem of curriculum construction by describing and identifying readiness behaviors in children. Twenty-two tests were administered to 1600 4- to 6-year-old advantaged and disadvantaged children. Results will be available soon. Considering the disadvantaged a heterogeneous group, Robert P. Boger and Sueann R. Ambron constructed a behavioral model including subpopulations (rural or urban, social class, etc.), psycho-educational dimensions (intelligence, language skill, etc.), and process variables (environmental factors). The interacting variables of this model will be used to identify and assess disadvantagement. A bibliography is included. E. Kuno Beller investigated the effects of early educational intervention on the intellectual development of lower class, disadvantaged children, measuring intellectual functioning by standardized tests and classroom grades and motivation by ratings and direct observation. Major findings and conclusions were reported. These findings indicate a need for planning curriculum designed to help disadvantaged children explore things on their own initiative and carry activities to completion, by helping them develop greater trust in their adult environment. (DR)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.