ERIC Number: ED168238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-24
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Process of Mainstreaming Handicapped Children Into Project Head Start. Phase II Interim Report.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The document presents the interim report for Phase II of a study to determine how services provided by Project Head Start programs impact handicapped preschool children. The report summarizes the baseline data obtained and identifies the key methodological issues for consideration in the final data analysis effort. The instrumentation and methodology are reviewed, a preliminary analysis of baseline findings is presented, pretreatment conditions are documented, and certain methodological issues are clarified for the analysis plan. In addition to comparing handicapped children's progress in Head Start and other programs with a small sample of unserved children, the study also focuses on involvement with Head Start as it affects parent and teacher attitudes. A description of the sample is presented, and instrumentation issues are discussed, including the Alpern-Boll Developmental Profile and measures of attitude towards mainstreaming of the handicapped. Group differences considered include personal characteristics of the child, attitudes and characteristics of the child's family, attitudes and characteristics of the teachers, characteristics of the programs, and classroom integration. Data collection procedures, instruments, frequency tables for demographic data, and the Duncan Socio Economic Index are appended. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.