ERIC Number: ED095092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-29
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteers in Education. Interim Evaluation Report. July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973.
LeVine, Evelyn; Schmitz, Paul
This report describes an educational program designed to utilize community volunteers to relieve school staff of nonprofessional duties, to reinforce the instruction of teaching staff with volunteers trained for particular service, to offer individual help to children to stimulate their interest, to enrich the educational program by making community resources available, and to promote better school-community relationships. Eight specific objectives and activities to achieve these objectives are listed. Evaluation of each objective is also included. Data in the following areas were collected and analyzed to facilitate program assessment and planning: (a) volunteer-teaching staff relations, (b) effectiveness of training sessions for volunteers, and (c) matching volunteer interest with areas of volunteer need in the school district. Also, volunteers and principals suggested the following conditions to increase the effectiveness of the volunteers: (a) more public relations with the schools, teachers, and community; (b) monies made available to meet the special cultural and social interests of students; and (c) additional training programs focusing on human relation skills among teachers, volunteers, and students. Data indicate that the volunteers and the materials used to train them have been well received and that the project appears to be effective. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III