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ERIC Number: ED141476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills After School Pre-Kindergarten Program, 1975-1976.
Gunther, Phyllis E.
This report describes an after school pre-kindergarten program which sought to upgrade the reading and math readiness, and develop English-as-a-second-language skills for 45 pre-kindergarten neighborhood children. Pupils were selected for the program on the basis of family background information and pupils' inability to speak English because of recent arrival to the U.S. The program activities were based upon the cognitive/affective approach. Pupil growth in social skills, physical abilities, intellectual ability, English fluency, self image, and parent involvement were assessed. A screening test for learning disabilities, an intelligence test, teacher rating scale of pupils' attitudes, and interviews with school personnel and parents were used to evaluate the program. The report concluded that the program was successful in increasing the social skills, physical abilities, and intellectual ability of the 45 pupils. The program was also successful in developing more positive self image and cultural awareness of the pupils. Parent involvement in school activities were increased. The program fulfilled the goal of preparing children for kindergarten and first grade curricula. The Teacher Rating Scale On Pupils' Pride In Cultural Background instrument is included in the appendix. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Haitians, Intelligence, Learning Readiness, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Parent Workshops, Physical Development, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Readiness, Self Concept, Social Adjustment, Spanish Speaking, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Boehm Test of Basic Concepts