ERIC Number: ED226278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Hospital School Programs: Guidelines and Directory. 1981 Edition.
Association for the Care of Children's Health, Washington, DC.
These guidelines were designed to provide useful information for hospital school administrators, teachers, and public school staffs in establishing and improving hospital school programs (HSP); and to further define the the position of the Association for the Care of Children's Health concerning the goals of hospital school programs. The rationale of the HSP is discussed, and educational services offered by an HSP are presented including evaluation, instruction, coordination, enrichment, and follow-up. Steps for establishing an HSP are outlined, and standards for HSP personnel are presented including training and qualifications. Space, educational materials, programs, and HSP curricula are described; and the importance of communication with the home school and parents is emphasized. Administrative guidelines and HSP public relations needs are noted. A directory of HSP programs arranged by state provides detailed information about the characteristics of the programs, students, and staff. Other appendices include excerpts from relevant U.S. and Canadian laws, excerpts from Guidelines for the Development of Child Life Programs, curriculum ideas, sample form letters, an example of an HSP and public school agreement, and a sample of job description. (JAC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Directories, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Hospital Schools, Hospitalized Children, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Design, Program Guides, Student Development, Teacher Qualifications
Association for the Care of Children's Health, 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20016 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Care of Children's Health, Washington, DC.
Note: Appendix A is of marginal legibility.