ERIC Number: ED048981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Volunteer--An Educational Resource.
Heathman, James E.
The use of volunteer workers in the school system is an educational improvement at low cost. Volunteers should be used on a regularly scheduled basis for specific duties and projects, depending on school needs and the availability and capabilities of the volunteer. The purposes of a volunteer program are to increase student motivation, to assist the teacher in providing a more enriched and individualized course of instruction, and to strengthen school-community relations by providing an opportunity for community participation in the educational program. In addition to non-working mothers, senior citizens and university students are very effective as volunteers, not only as teaching assistants but as role models for disadvantaged children. In the paper, specific volunteer programs are described; also presented are suggestions for teachers working with volunteers and possible activities with which a volunteer might assist. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: Discussion paper prepared for Public Schools for Cooperative Research (PSCR) Superintendent's Conference, University of Tennessee, April 5-7, 1971