ERIC Number: ED099097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Expansion of Kindergarten Instruction and Prekindergarten Programs in Disadvantaged Areas of New York City.
Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
This investigation was designed to provide the data to be used in a preliminary evaluative description of New York City's expanded prekindergarten and kindergarten programs funded under Title I. Data were collected from 20 randomly selected kindergarten classes in ten schools and ten prekindergarten classes in six schools through the use of classroom observation and questionnaires given to school personnel, teachers, principals, and supervisors. No control groups were used. Study objectives were to determine the extent to which the expanded prekindergarten and kindergarten programs (a) provided opportunities for skill development and the environment to succeed necessary to assure later progress in school; (b) provided a program for identifying physical and emotional health needs of the disadvantaged child; and (c) developed interest and participation of parents and community leaders. It was found that, in the context of the demands of compensatory education, both programs provided opportunities for intellectual and experiential stimulation, but there was little assurance that such opportunities were being used to the best advantage. Recommendations for improvement of the curricula and quality of instruction through carefully structured inservice training and suggestions for further research are made. Numerous tables illustrate the data collected. Appendices include information on and materials used in the data collection. (ED)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Equipment Evaluation, Health Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Intellectual Development, Kindergarten Children, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Children, Program Evaluation, Psychological Needs, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY.; Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I