ERIC Number: ED053812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration and Training Project for Migrant Children, McAllen, Texas. Early Childhood Learning System. Final Evaluation Report, 1970-71.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
This is a report of the final year of a 3-year project to develop a sequential early childhood education program to meet the unique needs of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old migrant Mexican American children. The bilingual program's major components are instructional materials, staff development, and parent-school-community involvement. Ninety children participated in the program in 1970-71, with two classes of 15 pupils each in each of the three age groups. Evaluation was based on criterion-referenced tests given to experimental pupils at the beginning and end of the school year; and norm-referenced tests, given to experimental classes and comparison groups of the same age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background who attended day care centers without planned instructional programs. Test findings revealed that children in the laboratory program met the criterion on the curriculum-referenced tests on all but a few of the 25 units. Experimental pupils scored higher than comparison pupils on tests of Spanish and English comprehension, general concepts, and nonverbal intelligence. (Author/AJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.