ERIC Number: ED043370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-31
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Early Childhood Education Learning System for Three-and Four-Year-Old Migrant Children, McAllen, Texas. Evaluation Report, 1968-1969.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
This document reports on a program seen as an integral part of a total educational development plan for migrant children. The Early Childhood Education Learning System is an instructional program which includes staff development and parent-school-community involvement. Focus is on the special learning problems of Mexican-American children and the development of bilingual competence. A total of 98 3- and 4-year-old migrant children participated during 1968-1969. Program evaluation is viewed as a continuing process. Part of this evaluation was a pre- and post-testing on the Preschool Attainment Record (PAR) of 2 groups of children, a migrant group from the Early Childhood Education system and a non-migrant group from regular day care centers. On the pretest, the non-migrant children scored higher. However, the posttest showed that the children in the experimental program made greater developmental gains than the other children. Children whose teachers had high scores on the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory performed better on the PAR than students whose teachers had low scores. Parents who participated in the parent activities scored higher on an educational attitude scale than non-participating parents. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.