ERIC Number: ED069424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Disadvantaged Children and Their First School Experiences: ETS-Head Start Longitudinal Study. Demographic Indexes of Socioeconomic Status and Maternal Behaviors and Attitudes.
Shipman, Virginia C.
Part of a Head Start longitudinal study on disadvantaged children and their first school experience, this report provides: 1) a description of interrelationships among certain demographic indices, maternal attitudes, and behaviors reported in the parent interview using factor analytic techniques, and 2) plans for obtaining a reduced set of scores suggested by the results of structural analysis. Considerable variation in responses was evidenced in the data, concurring with other findings of the greater range than had previously been reported in level of stimulation and support offered a child in lower-class homes. The inappropriateness of speaking in terms of a single homogeneous "culture of poverty" is noted. The data suggest the feasibility of using a reduced set of scores from the interview to reflect meaningful differences in resources provided the child. Appendices are provided on parent interview and interviewer instructions, score description, and supplementary tables. (LH)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.