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ERIC Number: ED082850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-31
Pages: 150
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Living Room School Project. Final Evaluation Report, 1972-1973.
McNally, Lawrence
This report is an evaluation of the Living Room School Project, in Nassau County, New York, which stresses the use of home settings for a preschool program that involves children and parents. The project's major objective was to help parents meet their child's needs as parents learn to recognize themselves and their home as educational resources. The curriculum emphasizes activities indigenous to a home setting, and is designed to promote cognitive and affective development. A television component of the program was developed to create a pilot TV series that demonstrates for parents effective childrearing practices. The Living Room School Cognitive Assessment Inventory, developed by project staff, was used to assess cognitive growth in 120 preschool subjects. The children involved in the project performed significantly better as a group than the control children. The scores of the project children on a modified version of the Preschool Behavior Q Sort indicated that significant growth in affective behavior had occurred. The program's objectives, weaknesses, and proposed remedial actions are discussed critically. (DP)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Plans and Supplementary Centers.
Authoring Institution: Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.