ERIC Number: ED331588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Follow Through Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
A hearing was held to discuss the reauthorization of the Follow Through Act, legislation designed to combine the resources of local schools, universities, and parents to consolidate and enhance gains that low-income children make in preschool program such as Head Start. Testimony concerned: (1) characteristics of high quality Follow Through Programs in the early elementary grades; (2) ways of insuring that characteristics of high quality early childhood programs are continued in kindergarten and elementary school grades; (3) the need for increased federal support for Follow Through; (4) recommendations for improving the national Follow Through Program; (5) long-term results of the Follow Through Program in the city schools of Richmond, Virginia; (6) experiences with Follow Through in the Leflore County School District in Northwest Mississippi; and (7) a rationale for the reauthorization of the Act that is based on the program's effectiveness, characteristics, and potential. Materials submitted for the record include panelists' statements, testimony on the program's effectiveness, a statement of Follow Through's purposes and its leadership role in educating young children, and additional letters of support from participating teachers, parents, and children. (RH)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Coordination, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-08538-6, $2.75).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.