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ERIC Number: ED122262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
Implementing Volunteer Services within a School.
Gold, Patricia
An effective volunteer program can provide a means for facilitating individualized reading instruction in an elementary school setting by providing services to meet the needs of both teachers and students. Volunteers in the Prince George's County Public Schools in Columbia, Maryland provide services in three major areas. Clerical volunteers develop instructional materials and aid in the checking of student work. Instructional volunteers reinforce teacher-initiated instruction and assist in clubs and special activities. Tutorial volunteers work outside the classroom in small group instruction of specific skills. Personnel are recruited from the community, and placement of clerical and instructional volunteers is coordinated by a volunteer liaison. Recruitment of tutorial volunteers is accomplished by the reading teacher, and this group is exposed to training in evaluation and record-keeping. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in inservice meetings to discuss new materials, teaching and behavioral techniques, and problems. Yearly evaluation forms completed by volunteers are utilized in program modification. A sample recruitment letter, volunteer information sheet, pupil referral, and tutorial evaluation form are included. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)