ERIC Number: EJ635660
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Meta-Analysis of All Evaluations of State-Funded Preschool from 1977 to 1998: Implications for Policy, Service Delivery and Program Evaluation.
Gilliam, Walter S.; Zigler, Edward F.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v15 n4 p441-73 2000
Presents a meta-analytic review of evaluations of state-funded preschool programs over 20 years. Identifies several methodological flaws but also suggests that pattern of findings offers modest support for positive impact in improving children's developmental competence, improving later school attendance and performance, and reducing subsequent grade retention. Notes that significant impacts were most limited to kindergarten and first grade. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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