ERIC Number: ED132473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Learning to Learn: An Effective Model for Early Childhood Education.
Van De Riet, Vernon; Resnick, Michael B.
The purpose of the Learning to Learn Project was to ascertain if a comprehensive, early-childhood intervention program could effectively break the cycle of educational disabilities and inadequacies generally associated with the public school careers of poverty children, and insure their long-term educational success. Major findings of the five-year project revealed increases in the Learning to Learn children's intellectual ability, as well as average or better academic performance in regular school classrooms. The data concerning social behavior, school conduct, emotional adjustment, and academic motivation consistently revealed that the Learning to Learn children showed positive attitudes toward themselves, educational school situations, and the way they dealt with their day-to-day interpersonal interactions. This study clearly indicates that at the end of the third grade, graduates of the Learning to Learn Program are experiencing impressive educational and developmental success in public school. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Child Development, Cognitive Ability, Compensatory Education, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Longitudinal Studies, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.