ERIC Number: ED085122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC). Final Evaluation Report, 1972-73.
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
The major goals of the Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC) are early intervention to prevent placement of Spanish American children in special education classes, provision of media and learning activities which enhance and develop a favorable self-concept and attitude toward his own and other cultural groups, and formulation of activities that increase parental interest and involvement in the program and in their child's education. During 1972-73, 30 three-, four- and five-year old low birth weight Spanish American children who reflected such handicaps as physical difficulties, learning aptitude, perceptual and motor problems, language problems, and economic, cultural, and educational deprivation participated in REPSAC at Clovis, New Mexico. The 1972-73 evaluation examined the program's 3 components: instruction, staff development, and community-parent involvement. The evaluation design consisted of comparing REPSAC students with a similar group of children not in the program for learning aptitude, English and Spanish language development, and sensory, perceptual, speech, and psychomotor development using a pretest, posttest, and 2-group analysis of covariance; observations; and interviews. Among the major findings was that REPSAC students made significant gains in Spanish language development and speech development. (NQ)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Adobe Educational Services, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico