ERIC Number: ED252825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School Based Homework Assistance Program.
Resulting from a joint venture between the University of North Florida and the Duval County Public School System, homework assistance programs are available to students in the large urban public school system of Jacksonville. The homework assistance programs are committed to providing a free source of immediate aid to students and parents who encounter problems completing homework assignments. A help-with-homework telephone hotline was first installed in the county professional library. Teachers are trained to assist the callers in finding the solution on their own. Each hotline team includes two elementary school teachers and one teacher certified in secondary language arts and one in secondary math. The hotline operates three hours per night, four evenings per week. The success of the hotline precipitated the Homework Assistance Program three months later. This program also provides teacher assistance, using school media centers as resource centers after regular school hours. The teacher teams in the resource centers also consist of math and language arts teachers. These assistance centers operate two hours a day, two days a week. Participation in both programs has shown that students and parents desire such academic assistance, but a vital component of the success of these programs has been the cooperation between the university and the public school system, a model that has received national attention. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida (Duval County); Homework Assistance Programs; University of North Florida
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Reading Association (22nd, Jacksonville, FL, October 18-21, 1984).