ERIC Number: ED430200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Complete Summary of a Four-Part Research Project for the "I Like Me!" Program.
Demoulin, Donald F.
This report is a compilation of four different studies involving kindergartners (N=950) who participated in the "I LIKE ME!" program. I LIKE ME! is a 12-week program that uses a personalized reader with "I" statements as positive inducements for learning and achievement for kindergartners. The goals of the program are to bring home, school, and community together as a unified partnership in education; to provide an understanding of inclusion and tolerance; to deliver anti-drug and anti-gang messages; to help instill an early love of reading while improving reading comprehension and recall; and to demonstrate to children that they are important and can become successful, young citizens. This summary is divided into four parts; each part discusses a particular study related to the I LIKE ME! program. Part 1 involves a cumulative analysis of self-concept studies strictly associated with the program. Part 2 utilizes three control groups and one experimental group in a double-blind research design to analyze the impact of the 12-week program on self-concept. Part 3 utilizes two control groups to analyze the impact of the program's personalized approach on reading comprehension. Part 4 analyzes the impact of the I LIKE ME! program on developmentally delayed students. Copies of articles previously published about the program and the author's curriculum vitae are provided. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kindergartners Count, Inc.
Note: Includes photocopies of previously published articles, which may not reproduce well.