ERIC Number: ED042511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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Hawaii Head Start Evaluation--1968-69. Final Report.
Adkins, Dorothy C.; Herman, Hannah
The present study compared the developmental effects of two curricula (University of Hawaii Preschool Language Curriculum (UHPLC) and a general enrichment curriculum); two parent programs (one emphasizing the mother's role in fostering her child's cognitive development, P1, and one focusing on more general concepts of child development, p2); and two levels of parent participation (1/3 or better attendance at parent meetings and less than 1/3attendance). Dependent measures included classroom observations, pre- and posttesting on a wide variety of tests, and interviews with mothers held at the beginning and end of the program. The sample consisted of eight Head Start classes. Among the major results of the study was the significantly superior performance of UHPLC children compared to children in the enrichment classes on many of the tests, including the Stanford-Binet, the Preschool Inventory, and subtests of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities. The classroom atmosphere, as measured by the Post Observation Teacher Rating Scales, was significantly better in UHPLC classes. Mothers active in parent programs showed improved attitudes towards children's education and increased tolerance towards children's chosen companions. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Head Start Research and Evaluation Center.