ERIC Number: ED038480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Language Stimulation Program, Auburn, Alabama. Preschool Program in Compensatory Education, 1.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
This program provided small groups of educationally disadvantaged children with language stimulation in an attempt to increase IQ and language ability. The children were all Negro first-graders, ranging in age from six years one month to eight years two months, enrolled in the only elementary school in Auburn with all-Negro students. The curriculum of the program consisted of the experimental edition of the Peabody Language Development Kit, supplemented by stories used to stimulate the children's language development. Activities emphasized story-making, classifying, following directions, looking, counting, describing, and remembering. The language stimulation lessons lasted ten weeks during the 1964-65 school year. The results of a battery of tests indicated statistically significant gains of the program children over the control group in intellectual and language development, and in reading skills. These tests were made over a year and a half later when the children were in third grade. A third posttest was administered when pupils were in the fourth grade. Data are held to indicate that, nearly three years after the end of treatment, the program children had maintained their superiority over the control children. Tables and charts illustrative of the test data are included. (RJ)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Intelligence Tests, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Listening Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Story Reading, Test Results
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS5.237:37058, $.20)
Publication Type: N/A
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 - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Language Development Kits