ERIC Number: ED044182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Review of Selected Early Education Research in the School District of University City, Missouri, June, 1970.
University City School District, MO.
Major findings from both the research effort in early education and the prekindergarten experiments undertaken by the School District of University City are summarized briefly in this report. The research effort began in 1963 upon receipt of a three-year Ford Foundation Grant. As a first step, a survey was conducted among teachers to identify problems of major concern. Learning problems of children proved to be a high priority item. Research literature related to the learning problems of children affecting development of skills in motor, multi-sensory, visual, cognitive, and language areas was intensely examined between 1963 and 1965. In 1966, a grant from the federal government made possible the establishment of experimental prekindergartens for 100 four-year-olds in two consecutive years. Discussed in this report are: early local research findings: interim end of year findings; resulting program impact; prediction of achievement and logical reasoning to strengthen learning; Teachers' interest in research; and discussion. References, two bibliographies, and an appendix highlight background source material. (WY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University City School District, MO.