Early Childhood Education
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that was founded by David P. Weikart in 1970 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. High/Scope’s mission is to lift lives through education and its vision is a world in which all educational settings use active, participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society. The Foundation engages in curriculum development, research, training, publishing, and communication. In the High/Scope educational model, learners plan, do, and review their actions; engage in activities at their own developmental levels; and receive support and respect from others. High/Scope has developed and spread its educational model for young children in preschool programs, infants and toddlers in home visit programs and child-care settings, children in elementary schools, and teenagers in summer camps. Studies by High/Scope and others have confirmed the short-term and longterm effectiveness ofthese applications. The organization’s periodical High/Scope ReSource is available upon request from High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898, phone 734-485-2000, fax 734-485-0704. For further information, see its website at www.highscope.org. See also High/Scope Perry Preschool Study.
Further Readings: Hohmann, Mary, and David P. Weikart (2002). Educating young children: Active learning practices for preschool and child care programs. 2nd ed. Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press; Schweinhart, Lawrence J., Jeanne Montie, Zongping Xiang, W. Steven Barnett, Clive R. Belfield, and Milagros Nores (2005). Lifetime effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study through age 40. Monographs of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 14. Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press.
Lawrence J. Schweinhart