ERIC Number: ED092215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Project Patrol: Evaluation (Second Operational Year) and Proposal for Continuation Grant (Third Operational Year).
Cooperative Educational Service Agency 3, Gillett, WI.
Project Patrol is an experimental approach to pre-school education involving a parent training program, based on the techniques of behavior modification. This report includes the rationale, the analysis of main objectives, and the administrative organization of the project at the completion of its second year in operation. Project Patrol is based on three interrelated theories: (1) the concept of identification as a source of motivation in academic and behavioral pursuits, (2) the social identity of the group as providing a psychological support and framework for individual behavior modification, and (3) the development of groups (parents with like characteristics) according to the tone of the community rather than a forced plan. To help parents learn about child development, the various parent groups are asked to complete eight sessions in any two of the following areas: Learning Experiences, Self Concept, Social Skills, Developmental Environment, and Stimulation. While the main thrust of the project deals with curriculum for the participants, emphasis is also given to the building of cohesive groups through the token reward system. Objectives for the third operational year of Project Patrol, outlined in this report, include the evaluation of Patrol children in kindergarten and the consolidation of the project into a replicable model for use in other areas. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Service Agency 3, Gillett, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III