ERIC Number: ED110190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation.
Petrie, Thomas A.; And Others
This report contains a description and evaluation of a program for prekindergarten children who are identified as needing compensatory or corrective treatment. The program, in operation for nearly 8 years, can accommodate 60 children. Description of the instructional program was obtained through participant observation, photography, and audio tape analyses of teaching skills which facilitated children's social and cognitive development. Participant observers concentrated on interaction patterns among children and between children and teachers. The description reveals that the predominant instructional skills were telling, explaining, clarifying, and questioning (these terms are defined). Student outcomes were assessed using the Denver Developmental Screening Test and the Cognitive, Speech and Language sections of the Evanston Screening Packet. Prekindergarten children did significantly better on two of the 32 tasks of the DDST; while children without prekindergarten did significantly better on four of them. It was felt that the program successfully modified and reduced deficiencies that may have existed in the experimental children. Recommendations are made. Appendixes (nearly one-half of the report) include a rationale for descriptions of the instructional program and copies of the screening instruments used. (Authors/ED)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests, Social Development, Student Teacher Relationship, Tape Recordings, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hamburg Central School District, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York