ERIC Number: ED043723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
The Effectiveness of the Peabody Language Development Kits and the Initial Teaching Alphabet with Disadvantaged Children in the Primary Grades: A Report after the Third Grade of the Cooperative Language Development Project.
Dunn, Lloyd M.; And Others
The purpose of the three-year Cooperative Language Development Project was to examine the efficacy of an oral language development program and an experimental reading program in improving the academic achievement, language development, intellectual functioning, and creative thinking of disadvantaged children in primary grades. The experimental treatments were: (1) an oral language program consisting of experimental versions of the Peabody Language Development Kits, and (2) an experimental reading (Initial Teaching Alphabet) approach. In contrast to the experimental groups, a control group used a conventional basal reading program. The effectiveness of the experimental programs was measured by various standardized tests, such as the Peabody Language Production Inventory and the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. After three years of intervention, the two experimental approaches in combination appeared to be most effective treatment for improving the intellectual and language development as well as the school achievement and creative thinking of disadvantaged children. It appears that exposure to the experimental reading and language development programs in this study had a number of beneficial effects. [For a report of the Project "after two years," see ED 026 125.] (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Language Development Kits