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ERIC Number: ED072873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 48
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Demonstration: Male Workers in Day Care. Demonstration Project Progress Report.
McCandless, B. R.
A demonstration project using young men as day care workers in the Early Learning and Child care centers in Atlanta is described. The proposal for the demonstration project and a progress report are given. Four white advantaged and four black disadvantaged male high school students were recruited to work as caregivers for black and white boys and girls, aged 4 months to about 6 years. Each young man works five hours every week day. During the preservice training they were given an initial concentrated introduction to early childhood teaching. They then began work under the supervision and guidance of a lead teacher. Training is continued in weekly inservice sessions where performances are discussed and improvements suggested. They also have weekly project discussion sessions with the administrators of the Project. Three areas will be tested and evaluated: (1) the demands made on male and female caregivers by male and female preschoolers of disadvantaged and advantaged backgrounds, using the new Interaction Check List; (2) sex typing, using the It Scale for Children, Modified Rabban Toy Preference Test, Biller Rating Scale, and Draw-A-Person Test; and (3) competence, using the McCandless Intensity of Involvement Scale, Children's Embedded Figures Test, and Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/KM)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Learning Centers, Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Embedded Figures Test