School adjustment and academic achievement of head start participants compared with eligible non-participants

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Melba Ann Hawkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: Project Head Start, established in 1965 by the Federal Government, attempted to meet some of the physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of the culturally deprived preschool child. Head Start provided experiences to develop skills and abilities that help to prepare these children for adjustment to and success in public schools. The purposes of this study were (1) to compare children's readiness for first-grade instruction before and after their participation in Head Start and (2) at the end of first grade, to compare the school adjustment ratings, academic achievement test scores, and verbal intelligence quotients of these Head Start participants with eligible non-participants.

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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