ERIC Number: ED115603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Project Utilize; Title III Evaluation 1974-1975.
The general objective of Project Utilize was to help educators learn effective utilization of volunteer support. Volunteers were recruited from the school community. Nine volunteer and teacher training sessions were held. The volunteers, principals, and teachers were involved in viewing the training of volunteers on videotape. Pupils referred to this project were those who exhibited inadequate coping levels in reading and mathematics. The ratio of pupils to volunteers was dependent on the number of parent volunteers available in the school area. A Communications Council was formed to provide liaison between the project and the community-at-large. A Committee of the Whole, made up of teachers, principals, and volunteers, provided interaction at school parent meetings. Considerable improvement in the mastery of certain language arts and mathematics skills was demonstrated by 79.3 per cent of the pupils. The principals, teachers, and parents were generally enthusiastic about the project's success with pupils. Although 1974-75 was the final funding year of the project, it was felt that efforts must continue to provide effective use of volunteer skills to pupils who need tutoring in reading and mathematics skills. (Appended are 15 forms and questionnaires.) (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III