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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
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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. – 1994
This digest reviews various longitudinal studies that examined the long-term effects of programs that served young children living in poverty and at risk of school failure. Concerning program effects on school performance, all studies that collected data on children's intellectual performance found that their program groups had better intellectual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Crime, Educational Benefits
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1993
The High/Scope Perry Preschool study through age 27 found that high-quality, active learning preschool programs for impoverished African American children cut their crime rate in half, significantly affected their educational performance and level of schooling, increased their earnings and commitment to marriage, and returned $7.16 for every…
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Development Centers, Educational Philosophy, Females
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. – Principal, 1988
Recent research (including a longitudinal study comparing direct instruction, nursery school, and High/Scope models) has shown that the child-initiated approach outstrips teacher-directed activity in fostering some aspects of social development. Adolescents from the High/Scope and nursery school groups had half as many delinquencies as the direct…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Kindergarten
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1985
The first in a series of papers by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation on policy issues in early childhood care and education, this report describes the status of early childhood care and education in the United States in the 1980s, with emphasis on publicly funded programs. First presented are data from the October 1980 Current…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – 1985
This paper describes the problem and consequences of preschool poverty and outlines the potential contributions of high quality preschool child development programs towards lessening the magnitude of the problem. Data indicate that among children under 6 years of age one in four is now living in poverty, and in 17 states more than one fourth of…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Competence, Cost Effectiveness, Day Care
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 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. – 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
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Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Young Children, 1993
Maintains that new practices such as performance-based assessment that are consistent with the early childhood profession's process goals need to be developed and that testing of young children that is not developmentally appropriate constitutes misassessment. Promotes observational assessment that uses anecdotal notes and that complements…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods
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Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Early Education and Development, 1992
Estimates costs of (1) full public funding of part-time and full-time programs for children under five who live in poverty; and (2) public and private funding for full-time programs for children under five who are not poor. (LB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Comparative Analysis, Cost Estimates, Day Care
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Schweinhart, Lawrence J. – Evaluation and Research in Education, 2000
Studied the long-term benefits of preschool programs for young children living in poverty in the High/Scope Perry Preschool Study, which examined the lives of 123 African Americans randomly divided into a preschool treatment group and a no-preschool comparison group. Cost-benefit analyses of data on these students to age 27 show beneficial effects…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness
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