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ERIC Number: ED354092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Early Childhood Education Preschool Program Process Evaluation Report, 1992-93.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This document reports the findings of a process evaluation of the Saginaw, Michigan Early Childhood Education Preschool program for 4-year-olds at risk of academic failure. As of December, 1992, a total of 279 pupils were attending the program at 8 sites. The goal of the program is to enable 4-year-olds to develop school readiness skills. Program components include children's cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development; parent and community participation; curriculum; and staff development. The process evaluation consisted of on-site observations of all eight classrooms and the use of an activity observation checklist and language observation instrument. Observations revealed that: (1) activities to meet the program's daily objectives took place in all classrooms; (2) a record of parent participation was maintained in all classrooms; (3) labels were placed on objects throughout the classrooms to assist in word recognition; and (4) teachers used language production and enhancement techniques. Overall, the program was operating as planned. Suggestions for improving some areas of the program are offered. Appendixes include a list of program participants, a list of objectives for each of the program's component areas, copies of the activity checklist and language observation instrument, and a table listing teachers' use of language production and enhancement techniques. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.