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ERIC Number: ED001563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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PRE-SCHOOL PARENT AIDE PROGRAM.
Oakland Unified School District, CA.
THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM ARE (1) TO IMPROVE SCHOOL-HOME COMMUNICATION, (2) TO MEDIATE THE CHILD'S TRANSITION TO SCHOOL, (3) TO PROVIDE MORE ADULT CONTACTS, (4) TO GIVE PARENTS NEW KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND NEW IDEAS OF WAYS FOR WORKING WITH THEIR OWN CHILDREN, AND (5) TO RELIEVE THE TEACHER OF SOME NONTEACHING ACTIVITIES. THE PARENTS WHO PARTICIPATE SHOULD BE INDIGENOUS TO THE AREA, SHOW INTEREST IN THE PROGRAM, AND BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH. PARENTS ARE CHOSEN THROUGH INTERVIEWS AND TAKE PART IN AN ORIENTATION WORKSHOP FOR ONE WEEK. INSERVICE TRAINING MEETINGS ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, AND PARENTS HELP LEAD ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN CONCERNING THE ROLE OF PARENTS IN SEEING THAT THE CHILDREN LEARN SOMETHING POSITIVE, AND THAT THEY ARE HAPPY. THEY SHOULD HELP CARE FOR EQUIPMENT AND BE ALERT TO ANY SAFETY HAZARD. THEY SHOULD LEARN ALL THAT THE TEACHERS ARE TRYING TO DO, AND BE PARTICULARLY HELPFUL IN THE CHILDREN'S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. A SAMPLE SCHEDULE OF THE AIDE'S INTERACTION IN THE PROGRAM IS GIVEN, SHOWING HIS PARTICULAR DUTIES IN THE COURSE OF A DAY. THE EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM INDICATES THAT PARENT AIDES HAVE BEEN AN EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE PART OF THE PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM. THEY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIVE TO CHILDREN'S NEEDS, AND HAVE WORKED TOWARD SELF-IMPROVEMENT, MAINTAINING A WELL-GROOMED APPEARANCE, AND MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND DISTINCTLY. THEY HAVE HELPED THE CHILDREN FORM POSITIVE SELF-IMAGES, ENCOURAGED THEM TO PARTICIPATE, AND HELPED PROVIDE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES.
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Oakland)