ERIC Number: ED062049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Demographic and Socioeconomic Data of the Beckley, W. Va. Area and 1968-1971 Development Costs of AEL's Preschool Education Field Study. Technical Report No. 11.
The major objective of this report is to discuss (1) the demography of the Beckley, W. Va., area field-test site; (2) the socioeconomic status of the children involved in the Appalachia Preschool Education Program wherein 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds were divided into 3 treatment groups (those who received instruction via the TV program, a paraprofessional home visitor, and a mobile classroom; those who received instruction via the TV program and home visitor; and those who received instruction via the TV program only) with a control group; and (3) the developmental costs of the field study conducted during the 1968-71 school years. Reported conclusions and implications are that the 8 counties served by the program were all more rural than the state average; that 75% or more of fathers and 85% or more of mothers of children in the program had completed high school; that most of the children involved in the field test were rural residents; that families from all treatment and control groups were similar; and that developmental costs for the program totaled about $250,000 for each of the final 2 years of the field test and slightly less than that the first year. Tables provide the demographic and socioeconomic data as well as cost and personnel data. (PS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.