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ERIC Number: ED077873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 251
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Fourth Year Results in Experiments in Early Education: A Comparative Assessment of Project Follow-Through, Project Read and the Basal Reading Program.
Bryan, Clifford; And Others
This evaluation report is designed to meet two major objectives: a) to determine the extent of and the factors associated with variations in success and failure among children enrolled in the Distar Follow-Through programs, and b) to determine variations in success and failure in selected measures as they occur between children enrolled in the Follow-Through programs and in two other early educational programs (Project Read and the Basal Reading Program). All three programs are described as oriented towards the development of reading skills through techniques of programmed learning and reinforcement. This report states, however, that both Project Read and Basal Reading (which utilizes various packages of prepared reading material) have as their philosophy that most failures in general education can be traced to the inability of children to comprehend and follow written material, while the philosophy of the Follow-Through programs is reported to be based on the belief that a pupil's poor performance is the result of poor teaching. This report describes and compares results of student tests, students' background, teacher and principal assessments, and other various measures from the three different programs. Appropriate tables are included in the text. Appendixes include various supplementary materials. (JA)
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Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Public Schools, MI.; Center for Educational Studies, Grand Rapids, MI.