ERIC Number: ED093358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Home-Oriented Preschool Education: Evaluation of the Prototype Home Visitor Training Package. Technical Report No. 45.
Shively, Joe E.; And Others
An evaluation of the HOPE (Home-Oriented Preschool Education) Training Package for home visitors (paraprofessional educators) was performed. The home visitor is one part of the three-way--home, group, television--integrated instruction program being developed by the Appalachian Educational Laboratory for the education of preschoolers. The preservice portion of the HOPE package consists of five modules and was administered at four different sites to 101 trainees. The evaluation consisted of observation, a Curriculum Specific Test (CST) with five parts corresponding to the five modules of the training program, the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory, a posttraining questionnaire, and a training module questionnaire. No significant results wre reported for the attitude inventory except for a correlation with the CST. Some differences between sites on the CST were reported and generally all sites showed significant pre-post gains. The questionnaires provided information on the relative effectiveness of the modules and the general acceptability of the program. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.