This finding similar to previous research by Duncan and Sojourner  on the ability of Abecedarian
curriculum to remove socioeconomic gaps in school readiness.
Despite the large pool of literature on the effectiveness of the Abecedarian
Approach at promoting positive educational and health outcomes for vulnerable children (Sparling, Ramey & Ramey, 2007), there is little published work on its use with Aboriginal children.
The most rigorous research shows that the most meaningful, far-reaching effects occurred with intensive, carefully designed, well-implemented programs--specifically Abecedarian
, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Perry--that target very young children, engage parents, and teach a broad range of skills.
Approach Australia (3a) provides a clear example of practice intended as a model of primary prevention.
program and study was conducted at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, during the early 1970s.
The accumulated evidence leaves no doubt that programs like the Perry Preschool Program and the Abecedarian
Project, high quality programs, make a marked contribution to the lives of young children and yield high returns to society's investment in them.
Small-scale, but highly intensive, programs like the Abecedarian
preschool study and the Perry Preschool Project in Michigan have shown significant improvement in academics and quality of life over decades, but have been harder to replicate in larger populations.
I also refer to the Carolina Abecedarian
Project and the Chicago Child Parent Center Program as well as a quote from an interview with Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
Part of Incarnadine's accomplishment is its thematic consistency and structuralrestlessness--the collection not only grapples with traditional forms(the villanelle, terza rima, an abecedarian
, sonnets, and hymns), butalso experiments with lyric prose, erasure, overheard conversations,concrete poetry, etc.
Poverty, early childhood education, and academic competence: The Abecedarian
To prevent these outcomes, researchers have attempted to improve school readiness skills through a number of early childhood learning interventions, most notably the Chicago Parent--Child Centers (Reynolds & Temple, 2008), the Abecedarian
Project (Ramey & Ramey, 2004), and Head Start (Zigler, 1987).
Children who received education and care in the Carolina Abecedarian
Project from birth until age 5 had better physical health in their mid-30s than their peers who did not attend the child care-based program.
Through his analysis of a wide variety of early education programs ranging from the Abecedarian
Project to the evidence-based home visiting model Nurse Family Partnership to the high-quality Perry Preschool, he estimates that every $1 invested in these programs saves from $3 to $9 (Figure 2).
Campbell's team analyzed data from the Carolina Abecedarian
, or ABC, Project.
Advocates focus on the stunning success of two tiny programs in the 1960s and 1970s, Perry Preschool and Abecedarian
. Children from low-income families who participated in them were more likely to graduate from high school and get a job and less likely to end up on welfare.