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ERIC Number: ED223549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Getting Started with Parent Involvement Programs.
Call, Vern W.
An organized volunteer program for parents and community members can be a valuable form of instructional and administrative support for schools as financial resources decline. The rationale for establishing such a parent/community program should be thoroughly probed, and possible constraints should be identified at the outset. Support from the school board, administration, and faculty, as well as from community groups, should be obtained in advance. A planning and advisory group is necessary to assess needs and set goals and objectives. The volunteers' roles and duties should be clearly defined in order to avoid staff misunderstandings. The school's legal and financial responsibilities should be delineated and understood by all participants. Implementation should consist of a thorough staff orientation and personalized volunteer recruitment, training, and retention methods. Program evaluation, often prepared as part of a funding request, should indicate objectives, criteria, and time frame of measurement. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A