ERIC Number: ED335793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Middle Schools Reach Out to the Homebound.
The problem addressed in this practicum was multifaceted: how to alleviate feelings of isolation experienced by hospitalized and homebound (H/H) children and their families; how to increase professional understanding of H/H teachers' sensitive and demanding roles; and how to increase the sensitivity of middle school students and faculty to the needs of students requiring H/H instruction. The practicum's expected outcome was implementation of a county program involving middle school students' annual adoption of homebound students. The practicum's target population was a select group of 120 sixth graders, 18 sixth-grade teachers, 15 H/H students at various grade levels, and 20 H/H teachers. Surveys were administered to ascertain the extent of each problem, and activities were selected and engaged in to increase middle school student and teacher awareness and to help reduce H/H students' feelings of anxiety and isolation. Although the project was generally successful, the attempt to recognize the H/H faculty for its excellence failed. An effort to connect the H/H students and teachers with middle school students and teachers would benefit both segments of the county's educational system. Appendices include surveys administered and the inservice packet for middle school faculty. (16 references) (MLH/Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Isolation Effect
Note: M.S. requirement, Nova University.