ERIC Number: ED093505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Data Analysis, 1967-8. CUE Project--CHILD--Curriculum to Heighten Intellectual and Language Development: Disadvantaged Prekindergarten Children, Central Harlem, New York City.
Robison, Helen F.
This report presents an analysis of data used to evaluate Project CHILD (Curriculum to Heighten Intellectual and Language Development). The curriculum was designed for use with disadvantaged preschool children and was field tested in two schools in central Harlem, New York City. The objectives and methods of the curriculum, as well as background and characteristics of the four teachers involved in implementing the project are described. Two comparison groups were used in the evaluation, including afternoon classes of several experimental group teachers and a prekindergarten class in a nearby school. Data was collected for various aspects of the 1967-1968 program. It is emphasized that the curriculum attempted to achieve intellectual stimulation which would be reflected by playfulness with ideas, language, and learning strategies. These qualities are most difficult to assess with standardized measurement instruments. Evaluation incorporated the following data sources: (1) Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (pre- and posttests), (2) Goodenough Draw-A-Man Test, (posttest only), (3) Levine Elzey Preschool Social Competency Scale, (4) teacher rankings on verbal competence and IQ. A separate analysis of speech and language needs is appended to the document. Results are inconclusive, and discussion focuses on limitations of the data due to difficulties in controlling many variables. (DP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.