ERIC Number: ED205277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Program Impact Through First Grade, Volume III: Impact on Parents. An Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report X.
Morris, Mary; And Others
Third in a series of six, this volume reports findings concerning the impact of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC) on the parents of the evaluation study's cohort of children as well as preliminary findings on the relationship between family characteristics and program outcome variables up to the time the children had completed grade 1. Begun at 15 sites in 1974 with the purpose of ensuring that disadvantaged children receive continuous individualized attention as they progress from Head Start through the early primary grades, PDC emphasizes the involvement of administrators, classroom staff and parents in formulating educational goals and in curriculum development. After the introduction given in the first chapter, Chapter II presents a general model of the intended effects of PDC and a description of how the treatment was intended to produce the desired effects. The evaluators' conceptual progression from basic framework to the specification of variables and appropriate instruments is also described. Chapter III describes the methods used to collect data and outlines data analysis procedures. Sample and instrument characteristics are presented in Chapter IV. The bulk of the document is contained in Chapter V which describes the results of the analysis of the program's impact on parents. Brief conclusions are presented in Chapter VI. Appendices include a descriptive summary of responses to parent interview items and a sample parent interview. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Control Groups, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disadvantaged Youth, Family School Relationship, Grade 1, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.