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ERIC Number: ED260814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Perry Child Development Center in the Ypsilanti, Michigan School District: An Evaluation of a Kindergarten Cluster Program.
Pasch, Marvin; And Others
An evaluation study of the Child Development Center (CDC) for kindergarten children in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was authorized by the school board for the 1983-84 school year. All kindergarten and first grade teachers were interviewed in their schools. One hundred parents of kindergarten children and 100 parents of first grade students also were interviewed. Care was taken to reassure teachers that their judgments concerning the CDC would be communicated in the final report and that they would remain anonymous. Interview forms for teachers and parents were developed. Teachers and parents were asked to evaluate both the concept of placing all kindergarten classes in a single building and the implementation of the concept at the CDC in Perry School. Additionally, a search of the educational literature was made to ascertain whether educators from school districts other than Ypsilanti had reported on efforts and activities to place all kindergarten classes within a single school building. No cases comparable to the Ypsilanti CDC were found. Copies of the evaluation plan, interview instruments, and summaries of the teachers' and parents' responses are provided. Findings suggest that the CDC concept as implemented in the Ypsilanti School District should be retained. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan