ERIC Number: ED052833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Attainment of Cognitive Objectives. Technical Report No. 3.
To determine the effects of the television program, "Around the Bend" and the Related activities of the home visitor and mobile van teachers, the Appalachia Preschool Test (APT) was developed by the Appalachian Educational Laboratory. APT is used to supplement the standardized instruments being used to measure program performance. The test consists of four subtests and an experimental section: Part 1 deals with color naming, identifying body parts, and right-left discrimination; Part 2 (described in this report) is the basis for determining specific cognitive learning from the early childhood education curriculum; Parts 3 and 4 are Piaget-type, conservation of number and size tasks; Part 5 is an experimental subtest designed to measure understanding of cause and effect, logical classification and letter recognition. To measure the achievement of cognitive objectives Part 2 was given to 273 children in three treatment groups, and subsequently to a 60-child sample in a comparison group. Children who viewed only the television program and were not exposed to the home visitor and mobile van teachers scored significantly lower on the test. Results indicate that the home visitor, more than any other part of the program, has a great potential for influencing the child's behavior, especially if she can produce changes in the child's environment. A summary of AEL Early Childhood Education program is available as PS 004 889. (Author/AJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.