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A Demographic Survey of Appalachian Parents of Preschool Children [microform] / Joe E. Shively
Bib ID 5306622
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Shively, Joe E
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
51 p. 

This is a demographic survey of families with preschool children in the Appalachian area conducted to provide information concerning the target audience for the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Home-Oriented Preschool Education Program (HOPE). HOPE is an integrated approach to education for preschool and kindergarten children using home, group and televised instruction. This survey was conducted on a sample of 699 families living in Appalachian areas of seven states. Data presented here include information on family size, community size, percentage of mothers who are heads of households, percentage of mothers who work outside the home, occupations and educational levels of heads of households, number of families whose children have nursery school, kindergarten or home-based program experience, person in charge of the child during the day, number of meals the child eats at home, types of reading materials in the home, and the cultural environment provided by the family. Five correlations between selected variables are reported. It is concluded that the data support claims of diversity in the Appalachian region. (MS)


Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEC-3-7-062909-3070.

ERIC Note: For related documents, see PS 008 661 and PS 008 731-737.

Educational level discussed: Early Childhood Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Demography.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Family Characteristics.  |  Family Environment.  |  Heads of Households.  |  Home Programs.  |  Intervention.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Methods.  |  Occupations.  |  Paraprofessional Personnel.  |  Parent Background.  |  Preschool Children.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Rural Family.  |  Socioeconomic Status.  |  Statistical Surveys.  |  Appalachia Home Oriented Preschool Education Program (HOPE)  |  Alabama Kentucky Marketable Preschool Education Program (MPEP) Ohio Pennsylvania Tennessee Virginia West Virginia
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV
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