ERIC Number: ED096563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Eugene, Oregon Big Brother-Big Sister Program.
Glass, Diane L.
This document reports on parent and elementary pupil expectations regarding participation in a Big Brother-Big Sister type program. The parents and students included were all new to the program and experiencing the relationship with a Big Brother or Sister for the first time. In the program a community volunteer befriended a youngster at the elementary or junior high school level; generally school personnel saw the need for such a relationship and suggested it to the family. In brief, the results from the study were: (1) the parents generally welcomed this type of relationship for their child; (2) all the children interviewed were very happy and enthused at being in the program; (3) the volunteers were taking advantage of the numerous activities offered them by local agencies; (4) relationships between children and volunteers, generally, were developing into true and honest friendships; and (5) every parent felt his child had gained in at least one respect from the Big Brother-Big Sister Program. Some parents felt their children were doing better in school, getting over shyness, and benefiting from the program in other specific ways. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eugene School District 4J, OR.