Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


Anticipating the needs of pre-school children in Title I Areas in Omaha, Project Head Start, a federal program under the supervision of the Office of Economic Opportunity, was introduced in the summer of 1965. This project was developed as a result of the interest in a national program to enable impoverished areas to function successfully in school. The program was based on the theory that a positive exposure to a formal educational setting prior to entrance into the school system would provide some compensatory education benefits which might lead to a more effective elementary school experience.


A Field Study Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School The University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright Beatrice A. Harrison March, 1971

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