ERIC Number: ED118233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Variations in Home-Based Infant Education: Language, Play and Social Development. Final Report.
Kessen, William; And Others
This report describes a comparative study of methods of home-based infant and parent education. The study involved 108 children, aged 1 to 2 1/2 years, in six groups of 18 each. In three groups a home visitor worked with the children and their mothers using a curriculum which focused on either play, language, or social development. In a fourth group, the home visitor used elements of all three curricula with the mother only. In the fifth group, similar curriculum elements were used by the home visitor with the baby only. A sixth group (control) consisted of babies who were tested but not visited. Children were tested at 12, 18, 24, and 30 months of age for curriculum effects in language development, mother-child interaction, and cognitive development as evidenced in play. An in-depth comparison of subject performance in the six groups is provided. Extensive appendices, comprising most of the report, include sample recruitment procedures, demographic characteristics, and correlational analyses of demographic variables. In addition, extensive descriptions of the curricula, laboratory procedures, measurement techniques, and coding manuals are included. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.