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Fantuzzo, John W.; Gadsden, Vivian L.; McDermott, Paul A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
This article reports on the development and field trial of an integrated Head Start curriculum (Evidence-Based Program for Integrated Curricula [EPIC]) that focuses on comprehensive mathematics, language, and literacy skills. Seventy Head Start classrooms (N = 1,415 children) were randomly assigned to one of two curriculum programs: EPIC or the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Integrated Curriculum, Formative Evaluation, Preschool Curriculum
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Domitrovich, Celene E.; Gest, Scott D.; Gill, Sukhdeep; Bierman, Karen L.; Welsh, Janet A.; Jones, Damon – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
This randomized controlled trial tested whether teaching quality in Head Start classrooms could be improved with the addition of evidence-based curriculum components targeting emergent language or literacy and social-emotional development and the provision of associated professional development support. Participants were lead and assistant…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mentors, Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth