ERIC Number: ED104925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The SWRL Kindergarten Program (An Evaluation).
Goetz, Frank; LaBay, Michael
The SWRL Kindergarten Program was developed by the Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development (SWRL), a federally funded facility located in Inglewood, California. In Birmingham, interest in the SWRL program was stimulated and developed during the Fall of 1971. It was felt that this program would provide the children with an opportunity to be exposed to an early reading program. The components of the SWRL Program consisted of the Instructional Concepts Program (ICP) which was intended to introduce the children to concepts of shape, size, color, amounts, poisitions, and comparisons. Upon completion of the ICP, the Beginning Reading Program (BRP) was initiated. The goals of this program were to teach the children word recognition and the vocabulary of the program design. Some support systems were also developed to aid the children in maintaining or improving their acquired skills. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Concept Formation, Early Childhood Education, Early Reading, Kindergarten Children, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocabulary Development, Word Recognition
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Birmingham Public Schools, MI.