ERIC Number: ED103473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Early Childhood Education: A Model Cities-Supported Preschool Program.
Griffith, Lynda W.; And Others
A Head Start Program operating in Kansas City since 1965 was viewed as inadequate because enrollment was limited to about 600 children per year. The Model Cities Agency determined to provide a program for the remainder of the children in the Model Cities neighborhoods. The programs developed were differentiated administratively for the purposes of this evaluation and the program considered a single entity and referred to as Early Childhood Education. These questions were developed as evaluation goals: What specific educational approaches were provided?; To what degree do the children grow to the stated objectives?; Do these programs meet the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs of the program's four-year-old children?; Do these children grow differentially?; Are specified goals reached as anticipated by staff?; What program differences account for student growth differences?; Do parents in the parent education component change relevant to their children's development?; Are these programs complementary with kindergarten programs of urban schools?; What are the effects of staff development activities?; Is program administration effective?; Are children with special problems provided assistance in achievement of program objectives?; And what program changes should be made? Each question is treated in succession and is detailed. Summaries giving the main thrust are provided after each section. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Handicapped Children, Individual Differences, Inner City, Kindergarten Children, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Role, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas City Model Cities Dept., MO.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Community Studies, Kansas City, MO.