ERIC Number: ED096086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC): Third-Year Evaluation Study. Final Evaluation Report, 1973-74.
Askins, Billy E.; And Others
The Responsive Environment Program for Spanish American Children (REPSAC) is a group educational program for "high risk" (of low birth weight and with various handicaps) Spanish American children. It aims to provide successful experiences for these children in both English and Spanish language learning and in improving cognitive and affective development. During 1973-74 (REPSAC's third year of operation), twenty-nine 3, 4, and 5 year old low birth weight children handicapped by physical difficulties, learning aptitude, perceptual and motor problems, language handicaps, and economic, cultural, and education deprivation participated at Clovis, New Mexico. The program was divided into comprehensive components: instructional, staff development, community-parental involvement, and media development. The evaluation design that assessed REPSAC's effectiveness used pre- and posttests. The abilities measured were: learning aptitude, language development in English and Spanish, sensory and perceptual development, speech development, school readiness, and psychomotor development. A periodic subjective evaluation of the students' self concept, observations, and interviews was also conducted. Some major findings were: students made significant gains in language ability in English and Spanish, sensory and perceptual ability, school readiness, and psychomotor development; students developed and maintained a favorable self-image; and parents maintained a positive attitude toward the program. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.
Authoring Institution: Adobe Educational Services, Lubbock, TX.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico