ERIC Number: ED188754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Mathemagenic Activities Program: [Evaluation Reports].
Smock, Charles D., Ed.
This set of eight reports is a product of the Mathemagenic Activities Program (MAP) for early childhood education of the University of Georgia Follow Through (FT) Program. Based on Piagetian theory, the MAP-FT projects are comprehensive education programs for children (K - 3) from low income families that are designed to continually challenge children to learn about the physical and social environments. Five of the reports are products of MAP evaluation efforts in Gulfport, Mississippi; Lee County, Virginia; Pickens County, Georgia; McCormick, South Carolina; and Pocatello, Idaho. One paper provides a perspective for MAP-FT evaluation. Another reports an experiment in compensatory education which is intended to contribute to FT evaluation. The eighth report is a study of the time required for teachers in MAP projects to effectively implement the model's classroom learning environment. Evaluation data indicate, to varying degrees, that the programs were effective in maintaining children's abilities and countering cumulative deficits in some areas of academic achievement. Results of the experiment in compensatory education indicate that the MAP model of FT was effective in non-verbal areas but not in verbal areas. The implementation study found that third and fourth years of program operation yielded higher average achievement scores than the second year. During the third year MAP-FT teachers reached a peak in fostering academic achievement. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Psychology.