ERIC Number: ED045182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Results and Implications of a Head Start Classification and Attention Training Program.
This report presents the results, statistical analysis and implications of classification and attention training curricula field tested with Head Start children by their teachers. Teacher, location of program, and treatment were the variables considered but only treatment effects were significant. Results, summarized in three levels, indicate (1) on some intellectual dimensions, Head Start pupils made gains regardless of the type program in which they participated, (2) specific treatments across experimental groups produced task specific gains, and (3) pupils learn operations but they do not generalize these acquired abilities to other theoretically related areas of cognitive activity. Implications are that a comprehensive Head Start program must begin with an assessment of specific learning needs followed by the use of curricula designed to meet these needs. An approach which begins with perceptual motor manipulation, proceeds to attention training, and concludes with classification training might be more successful than any of its predecessors. See companion paper PS 003 428 which discusses the actual training inputs and document PS 003 429 which presents the research and sampling design. (WY)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.