ERIC Number: ED208463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Simformation 3: Home-School Visits.
Raskas, Hillel I.
Home-school visits, as one part of a program of home-school-community relations, have three primary benefits: they familiarize parents and other members of the community with the school's program, they aid school staff members in understanding the socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds of their students, and they identify potential community resources. A secondary benefit is that the visits increase community members' sense that the school and its staff are accessible. Home-school visits are not designed to take the place of parent-teacher conferences, which usually focus on the progress of a particular student. The visits are intended to cover a much broader range of topics that pertain to the school's activities and role. These visits can be either with individuals or with groups. Although the communications skills required for group meetings and for individual meetings are different, certain aspects of the process are the same. In both cases planning, the process of the meetings, follow-up procedures, and training programs must take place. It is important to be aware of the differences between meeting in the school and meeting somewhere else in the community. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.