ERIC Number: ED038475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Preschool Program, Oakland, California. Preschool Program in Compensatory Education, 1.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
This program aimed to help disadvantaged children enter kindergarten by giving them preschool experiences which were mainly designed to augment conceptual and cognitive development. The pupils, drawn from an economically depressed area, were mostly black three- and four-year-old children. In addition to augmenting conceptual and cognitive development, the program emphasized stimulation of interest and curiosity, improvement of language skills, social-emotional adjustment, school-parent understanding, detection and remediation of physical defects and other health problems, detection and remediation of learning and developmental problems, and preservice and inservice training for teachers. Examples of specific lessons are given. Children's gains were measured by the Pictorial Test of Intelligence. Tables giving test data are included. (KG)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cognitive Development, Curiosity, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Health Services, Inservice Education, Intelligence Tests, Language Skills, Learning Disabilities, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Adjustment, Test Results
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS5.237:37057, $.20)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.