ERIC Number: ED094058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
School-Home Contact Program. 1972-1973. Final Report.
Erickson, Edsel; And Others
This project was designed to bridge the gap between the home and school by sending family assistants into the homes of potential dropouts and youngsters whose school work and behavior are not satisfactory. One hundred and two family assistants acting with schools' attendance coordinators, deans, and guidance personnel, work with pupils whose records and school behavior indicate that they are not achieving their potential or that they are becoming slipshod about attendance and punctuality. They visit the homes immediately in the event of infractions of regulations or other failures. Visitations serve to inform the parents of what to expect from the school and what to do to help their chilren achieve. The family assistants are recruited from the target neighborhoods and serve 28 schools throughout the city. When school time visits are not feasible they make them on the weekend or in the evening. The School-Home Contact Program varies in practice, somewhat, from school to school. In some schools, the family assistant contacts parents once and sets up appointments with the professional school staff, e.g., counselors, principals, and teachers. In other schools, the family assistant works with the parents more extensively. The evaluation study utilized five samples: one involving school personnel, three students, and one of parents. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attendance, Compensatory Education, Dropout Prevention, Family Counseling, Family School Relationship, High School Students, Home Visits, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Parent Counseling, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)