ERIC Number: ED106003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Appendixes to Design for a National Evaluation of Social Competence in Head Start Children. Report No. R-1557-HEW.
Raizen, Senta; And Others
This document contains appendixes to the Rand report which include: (1) recommendations for program evaluation and research made by a panel of 12 black professionals, (2) reaction papers by three black professionals and three Spanish-surnamed professionals, and (3) an expanded discussion of the technical measures proposed in the main report. Major recommendations and reactions focus on the definition of the term "social competence" and the independent variables involved, research design problems, projected outcome validity, and implications for black and Spanish-speaking children. A survey of literature concerning intelligence measurement and linguistic competence in Mexican-American populations is included. Technical information is given on tests used to measure perceptual-motor/cognitive/language skills. Information is included which supplements the discussions of social competence in Chapter 5 of the main report, particularly focusing on instrument recommendations in the areas of direct observation, evaluative responses from others, measures collected from subjects, and measures restricted to subsample studies. Also included are a literature survey on the independent variables, categorization of counties according to metropolitan/sparseness dimension, and an approximation of costs for basic battery testing per site. (ED)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Ethnic Groups, Guidelines, Interpersonal Competence, Language Acquisition, Minority Groups, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Research Design, Social Development, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Standardized Tests, Teacher Background, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.