ERIC Number: ED112066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescents in Child Training (Project ACT); Summative Evaluation Report; [Parts 1 and 2].
Harris, Joan R.; Puryear, Gwendolyn R.
The evaluation report examines three ACT demonstration projects (Adolescents in Child Training) in San Antonio, Chicago, and Little Rock designed to involve adolescents in child training through the classroom and actual field experience. Part 1 of the report describes the three projects with respect to their contextual, conceptual, and programatic components, facilities, decision-making processes and administration, and staff assessment: explains the study's research and experimental design; presents study results related to the demographic characteristics of the ACT service areas, the subjects of the evaluation, comparative analyses, and summary; provides conclusions; and makes overall and individual recommendations for the three projects. Part 1 also contains five appendixes: curricula for Little Rock (third year), 1973 San Antonio summer seminar schedule, San Antonio lesson plans, Little Rock observation schedules, and data collection instruments. Part 2 of the report is a statistical supplement which describes three standardized tests, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Fey Acceptance of Others Scale, and the Parent Attitude Research Instrument, which were administered to the adolescents in the three projects, and tabulates their results. The tests suggest that the changes in self-esteem, acceptance of others, and child-rearing attitudes were too small to attribute definitively to ACT. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Child Care, Child Development, Child Rearing, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas (Little Rock); Illinois (Chicago); Texas (San Antonio)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale