ERIC Number: ED059780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Literature Search and Development of an Evaluation System in Early Childhood Education. I. Researched Characteristics of Preschool Children.
Butler, Annie L.; And Others
The objectives and major questions to be addressed during this project are as follows: (1) To identify those characteristics of preschool children which relate to later performance in primary school; (2) To review existing standardized and non-standardized tests and other appraisal instruments, which may measure changes occurring in preschool participation; (3) To develop an evaluation design for surveying preschool programs funded by ESEA Titles I and III; (4) To develop an evaluation system which will provide data which relate to individual characteristics and the characteristics of preschool programs. The project contains three parts. Part I includes an extensive literature search of recent research and fugitive literature which pertains to the developmental characteristics and learning capabilities of preschool children. Part II consists of a statement of developmental objectives and a review of evaluation instruments. Part III provides the necessary data for the evaluation of programs funded by ESEA Title I and Title III programs. For the literature search, a group of 10 reviewers with expertise in the areas in which they would be reading were chosen. Findings resulting from data analysis include: (1) Advantaged Anglo children under five years of age perform better on the Rod and Frame Test and the Figure Ground and Form Constancy subtests of the Frosting Developmental Test of Visual Perception than Negro children; and (2) Children as young as three can copy designs with sticks to a measurable degree. (For related documents, see PS 005 445-448.) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Behavior Change, Bibliographies, Black Youth, Child Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Individual Characteristics, Objectives, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Projects, Research, Test Results, Visual Perception
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.