ERIC Number: ED097105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Research on Pre-School Programs in Sweden.
Stukat, K. G.
Paedagogica Europaea, v9 n1 p75-86 1974
This pamphlet presents a description of two interrelated Swedish research projects both of which studied the effects of preschool programs on young children. The first project, a traditional preschool curriculum, is examined in terms of Weikart's scheme for preschool curriculum models. The evaluation procedure involved a comparison of 130 preschool children with 130 children who had no preschool experiences. A broad range of measurement instruments were employed; results are given in terms of physical, motor, social-emotional, interests and activities, knowledge and achievement, school readiness, and school achievement variables. The second research study describes and evaluates a new preschool curriculum. The characteristics of this experimental program are illustrated in an excerpt from the teacher's handbook. The evaluation procedure involved a comparison of 438 children from 24 experimental program groups with 451 children from traditional preschools. Comparison variables include observations and tests of social behavior, social adjustment, social knowledge, concepts, vocabulary, school readiness, Grade 1 achievement, attitudes toward preschool, and attitudes toward school start. (SDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Experimental Schools, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Motor Development, Physical Development, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Preschool Tests, Program Evaluation, Social Development, Student Role, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role, Teaching Models, Traditional Schools
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden