ERIC Number: ED089502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Dale Avenue School Early Childhood Education Center Project. Research Bulletin Volume II, No. 4 Annual Report 1971-72.
Paterson Board of Education, NJ.
Presented is the annual report (1971-72) of an urban early childhood education program in Paterson, New Jersey, which served up to 550 pre-kindergarten through third grade culturally disadvantaged children with an education intervention program. Listed are members of the project staff, the Boards of Education and Commissioners, and the Community Advisory Committee. Background information includes a review of the performance objectives used in the program and a summary of the previous year's results. Reported is an investigation of program effectiveness which compared the performances of disadvantaged children with advantaged children, and children in groups using the performance objectives with groups not using the performance objectives. Explained are the testing program (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and two staff made measures) and the procedure which included feedback of test results to teachers of experimental groups, inservice teacher training, an ungraded homogeneously grouped reading program, and screening for speech and hearing problems. Statistical results are given which show that kindergarten children made the most gains on the Peabody test (from scores of 80 prior to pre-kindergarten year to 96 at the end of kindergarten year), that children in experimental groups performed better on posttesting than disadvantaged control groups, and that children in experimental groups performed as well as advantaged control children on posttest skills assessment, though not on posttest IQ evaluation. (DB)
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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