ERIC Number: ED045476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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School Psychology and Community Organization; The Playroom 81 Model. Occasional Paper Number 2.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Research and Development in Educational Differences.
Based on a panel presentation at the New England Personnel and Guidance Association meetings in 1966, this report describes a project initiated in response to community need in Roxbury by Harvard researchers and community members. Playroom 81, housed in a local basement, has utilized the aid of neighborhood mothers to provide babysitting services and instruction in arts, crafts, and cooking for minority children from preschool to 12 years of age. In the view of those involved, the project has fostered a more positive self concept for both mothers and children. Moreover, the authors point out, Playroom 81 has turned out to be a useful model for the kinds of activities that should be generated by school-related mental health workers to help the schools function in their rightful role as community agents rather than autonomous institutions. By involving parents, it is hoped that the project can generate this educational responsiveness with the active thrust of the community. (JLB)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Research and Development in Educational Differences.