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ERIC Number: EJ1095311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Republication of "Preschool Programs: Preliminary Findings"
Weikart, David P.
Journal of Special Education, v50 n1 p5-17 May 2016
In recent years, more than 700,000 children aged 3 through 5 years identified with speech or language impairments (44%), developmental delay (37%), autism (9%), and other disabilities (10%) received federally supported special education services. For our republished article in the inaugural issue of the 50th anniversary volume, we have selected a historical piece by David P. Weikart. Working in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in the early 1960s, Weikart and his colleagues saw the need for--and projected the benefits of providing--structured educational experiences to preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds. His work on the Perry Preschool Project is widely recognized as a foundation for evidence-based practices driving continuing interest in and success of early childhood education and special education programs today. [This paper was originally published as: Weikart, D. P. (1966). Preschool programs: Preliminary findings. "Journal of Special Education," 1(2), 163-181.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; Pennsylvania; Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A