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    Report Analysis

    The Impact of Head Start

    Marshall S. Smith, Joan S. Bissell
    The Westinghouse-Ohio national evaluation of Head Start evoked criticism from both social scientists and statisticians when it was issued last Spring. The authors present a history of Head Start and of the national evaluation. They raise serious questions about the sampling procedures used in the study, and they present the results of a re-analysis which suggest that some full-year Head Start centers were effective, particularly those with black children in urban areas. Policy implications discussed by the authors focus on the relationship between program evaluation and public policy.

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    Spring 1970 Issue

    Abstracts

    Choosing a Future
    Strategies for Designing and Evaluating New Programs
    Richard J. Light, Paul V. Smith
    Early Childhood Intervention
    The Social Science Base of Institutional Racism
    Stephen S. Baratz, Joan C. Baratz
    Report Analysis
    The Impact of Head Start
    Marshall S. Smith, Joan S. Bissell
    The Impact of Head Start
    A Reply to the Report Analysis
    Victor G. Cicirelli, John W. Evans, Jeffry S. Schiller
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