ERIC Number: ED023726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in School - Community Relations.
Hicks, Leo B.
Family community aides were used in disadvantaged East Saint Louis, Illinois, schools in an effort to bridge the communication gap between the school and the home. The indigenous nonprofessional aides received 16 weeks of training to perform auxiliary noninstructional service and to act as liaison personnel between school and community. These aides also made home visits, conducted surveys, and provided the parents with information about school programs and personnel, and services available from social agencies. Mass media also informed the parents about what the schools were doing for disadvantaged students and their families. An evaluation of this project showed that the aides established good rapport with teachers and the community but were not successful in changing the negative parent attitudes about student-teacher relations and the educational quality of the schools. The aides themselves showed no positive changes in attitudes about student-teacher relations or educational quality of the schools. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Commission on Mental Retardation, Charleston.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (East Saint Louis)