ERIC Number: ED067190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Education for Migrants: An Evaluation of Behavioral and Physical Change. Research Monograph No. 3.
Spinks, Nellie J., Comp.
The general objectives of the program for migrant children were to maximize the educational potential of the migrant child and to increase the probability of a successful educational experience in the public schools. A total of 21 students ranging in age from 4 to 5 1/2 years were enrolled in the kindergarten class. Two races were represented with 71.4% Negro and 28.6% Caucasian. The Hoffman Migrant Pre-School Checklist was used to assess the areas of self-concept, language development, specific psychomotor skills, and expanded experiences. The checklist was completed on each child at the beginning of the program and at the conclusion of the program. Weight gains were the only physical changes measured. Each student was provided breakfast and lunch daily at school. Each student also received a physical examination, dental care, and professional help as needed. Major conclusions, based on an analysis of data, were that the behavior of the migrant participants in the preschool project appears to have changed in a positive direction in terms of self-concept, language development, specific psychomotor skills, and mastery of expanded experiences and that there was a small increase in pounds gained during the treatment period. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Lowndes County Schools, GA.