ERIC Number: ED062024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Summative Evaluation of the Appalachia Preschool Education Program.
Bertram, Charles L.; And Others
A report of the findings from the three-year field test of the Appalachia Preschool Education Program (APEP), an early childhood education program, is presented. The report describes the human and fiscal effort required to operate the program and the changes in the performances of children resulting from the use of the program. It also contains a description of the target population for the program. Findings include: (1) Scores on a test of cognitive objectives favored children who received the Appalachia Preschool Education Program; (2) A trend toward increased language development was observed for APEP children as opposed to children comparison groups; (3) Children who participated in the program scored significantly higher than comparison groups in psychomotor skills; (4) Children who participated in the mobile classroom activities gave indications of having developed more constructive social skills than children who received only the home visitor and television program; and (5) Children in the program reached significantly more cognitive objectives than children who received no treatment. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Programs, Educational Television, Field Studies, Home Visits, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Kindergarten Children, Language Acquisition, Mobile Classrooms, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Skills, Task Performance, Test Results, Testing
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Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.