ERIC Number: ED423134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Head Start on Science: Improving the Capacity of Families and Teachers To Promote and Enhance the Lives of Children. Spotlight on Student Success, No. 204.
Hammrich, Penny L.
This digest provides an overview of the Head Start on Science (HSS) program which is designed to encourage the science literacy of preschool children in Head Start programs and to improve the capacity of Head Start teachers, assistants, and parents. The overall goal of the HSS program is threefold: (1) to broaden HSS participants' science knowledge and conceptions; (2) to enhance participants' ability to use scientific inquiry; and (3) to integrate the HSS program into the core curriculum. In addition to an overview of the program, the program research base is summarized, program components are described, findings of the project are highlighted, and implications of the project are discussed. (Author/DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Programs, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Methodology
Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, Laboratory for Student Success, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.