ERIC Number: ED039032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Curricular Intervention to Enhance the English Language Competence of Head Start Children. Part of the Final Report on Head Start Evaluation and Research: 1968-69 to the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Pierce-Jones, John; Cunningham, Grover
This research was designed to assess the effects of various curriculum materials and different levels of teacher training on the cognitive, intellectual, and language development of full-year Head Start children who were given intensive language training. The curriculum materials used were the "Sullivan-Buchanan Readiness Program," the "Sullivan Enrichment Supplement," the "Swanson Supplement," and the "Reinstein Reinforcement Program" which are described in detail. There were three control groups and 10 experimental groups (five each of English and Spanish speakers) grouped according to curriculum materials and levels of teacher training. Children were pre- and posttested on a battery of language and intelligence tests to determine the extent of changes in their language competence. There were significant pretrial intergroup differences on the dependent variables; however, results must be seen in the light of differing subject populations. The experimental groups who received a structured language program showed more improvement than the control groups who did not. More than one-half of this document is comprised of data in tabular form. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Child Development Evaluation and Research Center.