ERIC Number: ED210101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
ESEA Title I Early Childhood Education: A Descriptive Report. Technical Summary.
Yurchak, Mary Jane; Bryk, Anthony S.
This technical summary of the second phase of a four-phase study of Early Childhood Title I (ECT-I) programs, describes and analyzes the nature of early childhood programs currently supported under Title I. The summary is based primarily on information gained from field visits to 10 State Education Agencies (SEAs) and 29 Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Additional sources of information include "ESEA Title I Early Education: Review of Literature on Evaluation and Instrumentation" (Haney, et al., 1978); a telephone survey with state Title I coordinators; state Title I evaluation reports for fiscal year 1976; and published descriptions of exemplary early childhood Title I programs. The first three sections of the report summarize the field research method and describe the ECT-I programs and the current evaluation practices associated with them. The fourth section analyzes particular facets of ECT-I practices, including the nature of ECT-I programs within the broader trends of early childhood education, the needs assessment procedures related to the recruitment and selection of children for ECT-I programs, issues pertinent to curriculum and resources, and the relationships between ECT-I programs and the broader educational and social communities in which they reside. The last section describes parent involvement activities in ECT-I programs and current practices for evaluating these activities. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I