ERIC Number: ED044536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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Longitudinal Results of the Ypsilanti Perry Preschool Project. Final Report. Volume II of 2 Volumes.
Weikart, David P.; And Others
The Ypsilanti Perry Preschool Project was an experiment to assess the longitudinal effects of a 2-year preschool program designed to compensate for functional mental retardation found in some children from disadvantaged families. The program consisted of a daily cognitively oriented preschool program and home visits each week to involve mothers in the educative process. The project was initiated in September 1962 and the phase covered in this report was terminated in June 1967. The 58 experimental and 65 control black children participating were economically and educationally disadvantaged. Instruments used to evaluate the project included a variety of intelligence and performance measures, several parental attitude instruments and teacher rating scales. Data were collected on home background, birth complications, cognitive, achievement and socio-emotional variables. Children who participated in the program obtained significantly higher scores than control group children on measures of cognitive ability and achievement and received better teacher ratings on academic, emotional and social development. The significant difference in cognitive ability disappeared by third grade but other gains were maintained. Recommendations and implications for compensatory education are given and sample data collection instruments are included in the appendixes. (NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; Ypsilanti Public Schools, MI.