ERIC Number: ED366460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-27
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Building Bridges from Home to School.
Bauch, Jerold P.
This paper discusses the issues surrounding the transition from home or preschool to elementary school for children from low-income families, and examines the future direction of transition programs to help alleviate many of the difficulties that these families face. Noting that there are two venues for reform action, the curriculum and the family and community, the paper presents different visions for ideal schools. One such vision suggests that schools will become a coordinating agency for many of the services and support agencies needed by families. Another view stresses the need to make schooling more central to family and community while making family and community more central to schooling. The paper recommends that to make the transition to school easier for children and their families, transition programs need to stress: (1) curriculum continuity; (2) instructional quality; (3) safe and stimulating settings; (4) parent involvement partnerships; (5) medical, dental, and nutritional minimums; and (6) value-added assessment. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Integrated Services
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Symposium on School Restructuring (Nashville, TN, April 27, 1993).