ERIC Number: ED069399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Fire Prevention in California's Riverside County Headstart Project: An Evaluation.
Folkman, William S.; Taylor, Jean
Results of evaluation are reported for a safety program devised by Head Start teachers and California Division of Forestry personnel to teach fire prevention education to Head Start children. Chapters describe the place of fire prevention in Head Start and causes of fire starting behavior in children. The Head Start Fire Prevention Kit is also described, with an evaluation given of its classroom use. The kit was found to be most successful in meeting the cognitive goals of the program, improving the children's understanding of certain cause-and-effect relationships concerning fire behavior. Positive changes in curiosity about fire and attitudes toward it were less apparent. Modification of the materials or in the instructions for their use, and the addition of suggestions for enrichment activities related to them, appear likely to improve materially goal achievement possibilities. (LH)
Descriptors: Accidents, Behavior Patterns, Educational Media, Educational Methods, Fire Protection, Motivation, Preschool Children, Preservation, Prevention, Safety, School Accidents
Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, P. O. Box 245, Berkeley, California 94701 (Single copy free); National Technical Information Service, U. S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, Va. 22151 (MF $0.95, PB-211531)
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Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: California