ERIC Number: ED069421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Model Programs Compensatory Education: Preschool Program, Fresno, California.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Part of a series of various Model Programs which informs educators about successful ongoing programs, the report describes the Fresno, California, preschool program that began as a pilot project serving 45 preschool, disadvantaged children during the 1964-65 academic year, and which during the 1969-70 academic year served 750 students at 19 elementary schools. The major components of the program are: 1) language, cognitive, motor, and social skill instruction; 2) adult to pupil ratio of 1:5; 3) health services; 4) intense community and parental involvement; and 5) continuing staff development. Personnel and methodology are described, with specific examples given of program activities which are designed to develop a functional English vocabulary and listening and speaking skills. Songs and poetry are especially effective in teaching the Spanish-speaking child. Results of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests indicate that the program has consistently raised the IQ of its participants by approximately 10 to 15 points, regardless of their ethnic origin, suggesting that the program is a continued success. (LH)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Experience, Ethnic Groups, Language Acquisition, Learning Motivation, Parent Role, Preschool Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Cat. No. HE 5.237:37089, $0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Fresno)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test