ERIC Number: ED089496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Dale Avenue School Early Childhood Education Center Project. Research Bulletin, Volume I, No. 2, February 1971.
Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Described is an on-going 1970-71 urban early childhood education project serving 120 pre-kindergarten and 120 kindergarten culturally disadvantaged children in Paterson, New Jersey. Discussed are the program rationale based on the importance of preschool experience and the need for a model demonstration project. Purposes of the special project are given to include training staff in development and use of materials and improving the academic performance and capabilities of disadvantaged students. Specific purposes of the project year are listed, among which are producing an assessment system (performance objectives) and defining the cognitive, physical, and behavioral needs of project students. Provided are definitions of terms such as culturally disadvantaged and Title III. Reported in detail are the results of pretest assessment in the areas of cognitive skills and basic knowledge of the 120 pre-kindergarten children which led to identification of deficiencies such as the limited standard English vocabulary of 79% of the children, and the inability to give their names of 61% of the children (2 months later only 4% of the children were unable to give their names). (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III