ERIC Number: ED246954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Supervision of Volunteers: Handbook for Instructors.
Koehler, C. Russell
Designed for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors at Olympic College, this handbook provides information on the college's efforts to train volunteers as classroom assistants in ABE/ESL education, as well as guidelines for working with volunteers. The first section of the handbook provides background on the Adult Education Volunteer Classroom Assistant Project, the purposes of the handbook, the magnitude of the functional illiteracy problems in Kitsap and Mason Counties, and the potential benefits of using volunteers to meet instructional needs. The next section describes how volunteers are recruited and selected for Olympic College classroom work, focusing on the volunteer orientation program and its objectives. The next section indicates what volunteers may be expected to do and includes a volunteer job description. A discussion of the need to plan specific activities for volunteers is followed by guidelines for supervising volunteers, which present information on volunteer time-keeping, attendances, and use of instructional resources; the visits of volunteer coordinators to the classroom; evaluation of volunteer services, and supervisory tips. Following a list of the rights and responsibilities of volunteers, the handbook concludes with a discussion of ways of recognizing their contributions. An evaluation form for ABE/ESL volunteers is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, College Faculty, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Illiteracy, Teacher Role, Teaching Assistants, Two Year Colleges, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
ABE/310 Materials, Learning Center, Highline Community College, Midway, WA 98032 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Olympic Coll., Bremerton, WA.
Note: For related documents, see JC 840 424-427.