ERIC Number: ED168291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Process of Mainstreaming Handicapped Children Into Project Head Start. Phase II, Executive Summary.
Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The report summarizes the findings and conclusions from the second and final year of an evaluation of Head Start's efforts to serve handicapped children. It is explained that baseline and posttest data were collected on 391 handicapped Head Start students, 321 handicapped children in non-Head Start preschool programs, and 121 unserved handicapped children. Results of comparative analyses are seen to indicate that Ss in both Head Start and non-Head Start programs, (particularly speech impaired Ss), showed gains in motoric, self help, social, academic, and communication skills that were generally greater than those of non-served Ss. Data also is reported to show that Head Start compared favorably with other service alternatives in terms of child-specific outcomes. Other findings reported include that program benefits for Head Start Ss were variously associated with the amount of time Ss spent in a mainstreaming situation, small class sizes, and low ratios of handicapped to non-handicapped Ss. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.