ERIC Number: ED196627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Multicultural Home-School Workers Project.
Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia).; Vancouver Home-School Coordinating Committee (British Columbia).
A two-part report on the Multicultural Home-School Workers project in Vancouver (Canada) contains a brief overview of the project's background and an analysis of data collected to evaluate the duties performed by the project workers. Part I, a report by the Vancouver Home-School Co-ordinating Committee, explains the motivation and means of funding for the project, which arose because of a rapidly increasing immigrant population whose native languages were not English, and whose needs were not being met by the sporadic and uncoordinated approaches being used by the school system and a network of volunteers. The development of the program traces the successful efforts of the school board and the committee to form an integrated program to meet the language needs of children and parents of Chinese, East Indian, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish backgrounds. Part II examines highlights of the evaluation by the school board of time spent and duties performed by 17 workers during a 3-month period and during a 1-week interval with 797 individuals or families and 238 groups. Appendices include job descriptions, copies of data collecting instruments, an analysis of entries on individual client and group information sheets, letters of support for the project, and descriptions of six case studies. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vancouver Foundation (British Columbia).; Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, Vancouver.; Vancouver School Board (British Columbia).
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia).; Vancouver Home-School Coordinating Committee (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Vancouver)