A quantitative approach also happens to be simple and straightforward in its scope. The results arrived at numerically also allow for the application of a range of quantitative techniques in the course of the foresight exercises. It also allows for a clear cut comparison of conclusions under varied circumstances.
The subject of this research were the 35,057 children falling in the age group 3-5, who were enrolled in the 311 preschools in the state of Illinois in the Financial Year 1994-1995. In the context of setting, the code of Illinois State Board of Education’s exclusively extends grants to public school districts, to conduct preschool education programs for children falling in the age group 3-5. This program has an essential parent education component. In that context, in the Financial Year 1994-1995, 389 types of program services were offered by Illinois preschools. These services included either exclusive classroom based instruction or a combination of class room based and home based instruction. A few schools extended only home based instruction. A majority of the schools that is 85 percent offered only classroom based instruction. All the schools running these programs were required to have parent education services and parent involvement activities. Nearly 38 percent of the preschools made parent involvement a requirement in these programs. The parent involvement categories included classroom activities, field trips, and enrichment activities involving children. These programs also had a parent education component that comprised of parent-child interaction activities, workshops pertaining to child development and parenting skill development activities. The teachers participating in these programs were sufficiently competent, with 73.4 percent of them having early childhood education certificates.
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