ERIC Number: ED041625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Early Childhood Education Learning System; San Antonio Urban Educational Development Center, 1968-69 Final Evaluation Report.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
A comparison of effects of three preschool intervention programs designed to prepare disadvantaged Mexican-American children for school is the subject of this study. The San Antonio Urban Educational Development Center (SAUEDC) preschool program (N=16) uses an instructional program built on four structural components: (1) concept-affect formation, (2) development of sensory motor skills, (3) development of language skills, and (4) development of thinking processes. The second program (N=15) is a special Parent-School-Community Involvement project intended to encourage parental action to foster child development. Finally, three San Antonio Day Care Centers (N=14) funded as Head Start programs were examined. The subjects were all 3-year-old Mexican-American children. Each group was pre- and posttested on the Leiter International Performance Scale, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (FORM A) in English, and Peabody (FORM B) in Spanish. Analysis of the test-generated data revealed that (as predicted) at pretest all the subjects scored substantially below national norms on instruments that required language in test administration and approximately at national norms on instruments that didn't require language in test administration. Furthermore, children in the SAUEDC program achieved significantly greater gains in I.Q. scores than children in either of the other groups. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.