ERIC Number: ED124681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Ira Gordon Follow Through (Richmond, Virginia).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
The Richmond, Virginia Follow Through program is currently in its sixth year of operation in grades kindergarten to three in 12 urban schools. Funded primarily by Educational Opportunity Act Title II funds, the program serves a student population in which the majority of pupils are black and 50 percent are from poor families. The program seeks to improve the learning ability of the child and the education and participation of the parent through a continuous program in which both home and school are integral parts of a single unit. The program provides educational, social and cultural experiences for the child and his family so that the entire environment becomes more conducive to learning. This is done through several methods: the institution of a new kind of paraprofessional, the parent educator, into the classroom; weekly home visits in which the parent educator collaborates with the parent on an educational task program for the child; field trips for parents and children; the fostering and encouragement of an active Parent Advisory Committee; on extensive, continuous in-service training program; and a multi-level educational component. This program is found to be exemplary for several reasons. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia (Richmond)