ERIC Number: ED069354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Case Studies of Children in Head Start Planned Variation, 1970-1971.
McDaniels, Garry; And Others
A case record methodology for documenting the behavior of individual children in the Head Start Planned Variation program is reported. Planned Variation is an attempt to provide longitudinal, comparative information as to the effects of formulated models on children served by preschool education programs. The report documents the behavior of children to determine if or where the Planned Variation Models produced identifiable variations in behaviors. Chapter II discusses child behaviors and model orientation, with conclusions drawn as to relative strengths and weaknesses of each type of model. Verbal statements of teachers and aides were also analyzed as to their dimension of support or non-support for the child's behavior. Chapter III discusses role-learning behavior, attending patterns, independent/dependent patterns, and patterns of expressing feelings. Interviews of parents are summarized in regard to their perception of changes. Documents were also summarized according to the child's interpersonal behavior toward adults, his behavior toward peers, and his task-related style. The final chapter describes the use of this approach with a background discussion of the naturalistic tradition and the study of behavior. Appendices include data on the observational team, organization, performance comparison, definitions, and sample case records. (LH)
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Sponsor: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.