ERIC Number: ED038476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Project Early Push, Buffalo, New York. Preschool Program in Compensatory Education, 1.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Project Early Push was a prekindergarten program designed to provide disadvantaged children with experiences vital to later educational success. Students' ages ranged between 3 years 9 months and 4 years 9 months at the start of the program; students came from a target area in Buffalo. Specific goals of the program were to foster a healthy self-concept, improved perceptual, discriminatory, labeling, and concept-building abilities, understanding of the environment, self-expression, motor coordination, verbal communication, auditory discrimination and appreciation, literary appreciation, parent involvement, and improved teacher awareness of the problems of disadvantaged children. Innovative aspects of the project included the Art Program designed to encourage self-expression. Continuous in-service training was provided for teachers and teacher-aides. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test was used to measure achievement. Parent involvement was also found to enhance improvement. Tables illustrative of test data are included. (KG)
Descriptors: Art Expression, Auditory Discrimination, Compensatory Education, Concept Formation, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Education, Parent Participation, Perceptual Development, Preschool Education, Self Concept, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Test Results, Verbal Communication
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS5.237:37055, $.20)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test