ERIC Number: ED147658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Isla Vista Elementary School-Home Cooperation Project.
Janoff, Dean S.; Meiers, Gary J.
Recent years have witnessed an accumulating volume of research in the areas of classroom management, parent training, teacher training, and training of paraprofessionals. While much of this research has demonstrated significant results experimentally, many of these approaches have yet to be adopted as part of the counseling and personnel services in school settings. The question still remains as to whether these programs can be successfully employed in schools, at low cost, with minimal disruptions to present curriculum and school personnel. The present paper is a description of an on-going comprehensive program combining a classroom cooperation project with parent training, teacher training, teacher-aide training, and the use of trained volunteers, all in a concerted effort to increase cooperative behavior in six elementary school classrooms. The utility of a program providing a network of coordinated services is as follows: (1) low-cost direct services to parents, children and school personnel; (2) effective use of community resources by training paraprofessionals to work with children and provide support for parents and teachers; and (3) minimal disruption to on-going classroom curricula by providing teachers with the extra person power necessary to increase cooperation in the classroom. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Seattle, Washington, April 1977)