ERIC Number: ED062492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting Pupil Cognitive Growth in Disadvantaged Children.
Soar, Robert S.; And Others
As part of the evaluation of project Follow Through, the Institute for Development of Human Resources of the University of Florida collected observational data in a sample of classrooms representing a number of experimental programs. Three waves of data have been collected: 70 classrooms each in the winters of 1969 and 1970, and 289 in the winter of 1971. Two goals of this project were: (1) to describe in behavioral terms the differences among the programs as observed in the classrooms, and (2) to relate these behavioral dimensions to pupil growth. The observational measures were selected from already existing instruments and represented a broad conception of classroom interaction as it has been developed over the past years. The instruments ranged from one with very extensive research background to two with some previous use and to one which was newly developed from work of others. To enable study of relations between measures of classroom observation and pupil growth, Stanford Research Institute, the principal outside evaluator of Follow Through procedure, provided test data on pupils. (Authors/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Ill., April 1972