ERIC Number: ED366419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Fourth Grade Students with Support Systems and Experiences To Enhance Academic Success.
Jennings, Mary H.
A practicum was designed to utilize various techniques to: (1) improve the involvement of parents and volunteers in the education of fourth grade students; (2) help the students develop a more positive attitude toward self, school, home, and community; and (3) increase students' school attendance rate and participation in school and community activities. The majority of the students came from disadvantaged backgrounds or single-parent households or both, and had difficulty succeeding in school. During the academic year, mentor programs, parent workshops, a monthly newsletter, a student-of-the-week program, field trips, tutoring programs, and student performances were developed to accomplish the aforementioned goals. Pre- and postintervention assessments found that student attendance improved, children developed more positive attitudes toward school, and parent participation increased. (Six appendixes contain copies of letters and forms used in the practicum, as well as survey questionnaires distributed to teachers.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Support Systems
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.