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ERIC Number: ED038412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 252
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The Development and Evaluation of a Language Development Program for Culturally Deprived Preschool Children.
Rainey, Ernestine Wells
To produce and evaluate a language development program for culturally deprived preschool children based on characteristics of Piaget's theory of intelligence, a 6-week experimental study was carried out in Project Headstart, Starkville, Mississippi. Randomly-selected, 45 Negro Headstart enrollees made up three groups--two were taught the experimental program and one was taught the regular Headstart Program. A fourth group (15 preschool Negro children who remained at home) received no instruction. Mental age and language age means and net increases for the four treatment groups were reported from pretest and post test scores provided by the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. An analysis of variance was applied to the post test data to determine whether differences at the .05 level of significance existed in verbal intelligence and psycholinguistic abilities, and Kramer's Extension of Duncan's Multiple Range Test was used to compare the means of the groups. Results showed that the experimental program can raise intellectual functioning and alleviate language deficiency of Negro preschool culturally deprived children. It did not, however, increase the children's hearing vocabulary. (Author/JM)
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