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Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2009
Early childhood programs are not institutionalized like educational programs for children and youth. Instead, they operate in schools, several types of community agencies, other people's homes, and parents' own homes. Several long-term studies show that high-quality preschool programs can have long-term effects and strong return on investment.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Caregivers, Young Children
Schweinhart, Lawrence J.; Fulcher-Dawson, Rachel – Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2006
This report presents results from research into the effects of early childhood programs on their participants, particularly low-income and at-risk children. The studies described offer evidence on the long-term effects of high quality early childhood programs. Such programs can have long-lasting positive effects on children and their families,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Low Income Groups, High Risk Students, Educational Quality
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 2003
The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study is a study of the effects of a high-quality preschool program for children born in poverty. Following 123 children randomly assigned to program or no-program control groups, the study has had little attrition on a variety of measures from age 3 to age 41. The study has found evidence of preschool program…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Cost Effectiveness, Early Intervention
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Montie, Jeanne E.; Xiang, Zongping; Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2006
The IEA Preprimary Project is a longitudinal, cross-national study of preprimary care and education designed to identify how process and structural characteristics of the settings children attended at age 4 are related to their age-7 cognitive and language performance. Investigators collaborated to develop common instruments to measure family…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Cognitive Development
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes qualities of a good preschool child-development program: Competent staff, parent partnerships, administrative support, and school board support. Provides list of online resources. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Child Development
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 2002
This paper presents some ideas to preschool educators and policy makers about how to make validated educational models central in standards for preschool education and care programs that are available to all 3- and 4-year-olds. Defining an educational model as a coherent body of program practices, curriculum content, program and child, and teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Definitions, Educational Practices, Educational Quality
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 2002
Noting that growing evidence indicates that high-quality preschool child development programs contribute to the short- and long-term development of children living in poverty, this Digest summarizes recently reported experimental and quasi-experimental studies of Head Start and similar programs. Recently reported experimental studies include those…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Family Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Poverty
Xiang, Zongping; Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 2002
This follow-up study examined the outcomes of children who had participated in the Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP), a preschool program for 4-year-olds identified as being at risk for school failure, up to 5 years following their participation in the program. For the evaluation, 338 children who had participated in the state-funded…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Early Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Xiang, Zongping; Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2002
Presents findings from a longitudinal evaluation of the effectiveness of the Michigan School Readiness Program, which targeted four-year-olds at risk for school failure. Compared to nonparticipants of similar age and socioeconomic background, 24 percent more participants passed the grade 4 state literacy test, 16 percent more passed the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, High Risk Students
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1988
This guide presents information elementary school administrators need to develop and maintain good early childhood education programs for 4- and 5-year-olds. It also presents the curriculum principles that are relevant to both early childhood programs and the elementary grades. The guide will help principals and administrators recognize good early…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Elementary Education
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1974
This paper reviews the psychological theories and research which deal with the meaning of words in the course of human psychological development. The three major premises of the review are: (1) that word meaning is conducive to empirical study, (2) that rules can be produced that apply to most word meanings, and (3) that human development has…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1973
Many analyses are presented which attempt to examine the teaching of young children by teachers and parents. Teaching is comprehensively defined as behavior which influences someone's learning or development. The analysis of teaching is considered in light of the factor of efficiency of communication. Analyses are arranged on an operationality…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Communication (Thought Transfer), Componential Analysis, Early Childhood Education
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1974
This report is primarily an assessment of needs for extra-family child care and early education in Monroe County, Indiana (as of April 1974). First, child care and early education are discussed in their historical contexts from a social-systems point of view. After these general considerations, the scope of the needs of young children in Monroe…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Care, Childhood Needs, Community Surveys
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 2001
Noting that growing evidence indicates that high-quality preschool child development programs contribute to the short and long-term development of children living in poverty, this digest summarizes recently reported experimental and quasi-experimental studies of Head Start and similar programs. Recently reported experimental studies include those…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Family Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Poverty
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1997
This digest discusses the findings of empirical studies on teacher-directed and child-initiated preschool programs. Three long-term preschool curriculum comparison studies--the High/Scope Preschool Curriculum Comparison, the Louisville Head Start Study, and the University of Illinois Study--were started in the 1970s. These studies indicated that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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