ERIC Number: ED057889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Demonstration Program with Preschool Disadvantaged for period September 1967 - September 1970. Final Report.
Illinois Univ., Champaign.
This final report covers a three-year demonstration program that served primarily as a practicum for students in a leadership training program. In addition, some research was conducted. The demonstration portion of the leadership training program essentially provided for two basic classes of 16 three- and four-year-old preschool disadvantaged children. Research was conducted to determine (1) At what age is intervention most effective? (2) What kind of intervention is most effective? (3) How long should special intervention be continued? and (4) Can a structured program be implemented by paraprofessionals in the home or in a classroom setting? Research findings were utilized in determining the teaching strategies and the curriculum content used in the demonstration classes. The Karnes, or Ameliorative, Curriculum was the basic curriculum used, and the Karnes program for working with parents was also an integral part of the program. The demonstration classes served the trainees in the following ways: (1) observation of disadvantaged children; (2) practicum in teaching the disadvantaged; (3) development of lesson plans and instructional materials; (4) administration of tests; (5) utilization of ancillary personnel; (6) record keeping; (7) studies as part of coursework; (8) working with parents; (9) interpreting the program; (10) use of instructional models; and (11) observation of application of research findings. Other university programs for young children are reviewed. (DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign.