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ERIC Number: ED069355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 72
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Planned Variation in Head Start and Follow Through.
Bissell, Joan S.
The programs of Planned Variation in Head Start and Follow Through are described in regard to their history, the models of early childhood education included in each, and the results found in the first major evaluations of the programs. Results from the studies are tentative but appear to provide milestones in understanding the relationships between school experiences and children's growth. Among the major findings are the following: (1) Participants made greater gains in achievement and cognitive development during the school year than did non-participant children; (2) Examining academic achievement and cognitive and attitudinal growth suggested an equality of effects of well-implemented educational programs; (3) Difference among Planned Variation approaches suggested a specificity of effects such that programs with specific objectives and strategies to achieve them were more effective in achieving the objectives than were other programs; and (4) Approaches differed in actual practice in accordance with their published descriptions. Future evaluations of the two programs will describe effects of different educational approaches after children have participated in them continuously for several years. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.