ERIC Number: ED084040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-1
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Disadvantaged Children and Their First School Experiences: ETS-Head Start Longitudinal Study. Preliminary Description of the Initial Sample Prior to School Enrollment. Summary Report.
This report is a summary statement about a broad-based longitudinal study being conducted by Head Start. It concerns the effects of early school experiences on over 1800 disadvantaged children, ages 4 to 8, and their families who live in four poverty areas. The report (1) raises basic questions about the nature of education, learning, and researcher; (2) explains the potential value of the study in terms of its design; (3) describes the types of information being collected and the data gathering procedures being used; (4) describes the children, families, and communities involved in the study; and (5) discusses preliminary findings and their implications. Variables important to the study are cognitive, social, personal, and physical developmental characteristics (related to differing environments) and family characteristics. (DP)
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Sponsor: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC. Project Head Start.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.