ERIC Number: ED249320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Project Education and Community Development, Ofakim, Israel. Summary Report, Stage I: September 1977-August 1980.
This report traces the growth of Project Integrated Education and Community Development (now known as the Education and Community Project) in the town of Ofakim, Israel, from its conceptual beginnings in 1977 through the first three years of its development into a multifaceted community education program. The project, conducted in predominantly minority (Islamic Jewish) neighborhoods, aimed to decrease the community's dependence on outside assistance, improve its ability to solve problems through reliance on its own resources, enhance its self-image and self-esteem, and enrich the quality of community life. These goals were developing programs actively involving parents in their children's and their own education; additional benefits would thus be the reduction of reliance on professional educators, improved quality and effectiveness of education, and the creation of an educational ecology more conducive to the child's development. Part I of the report introduces the project and describes its goals and strategies and the evaluation plan. Part II traces the course of development of various project components and outlines the content and specific aims of each. Discussed are (1) the Community School Project; (2) Kindergarten Teachers' Workshop in Parent Involvement; (3) play corners in pediatric clinics; (4) the EMRA Home-Intervention Programme; and (5) the training of local women to staff these programs. Part III focuses on various aspects of project development from an analytical viewpoint. An evaluation report on Phase I of Project Integrated Education and Community Development, prepared by Amir Ben-Porat, appears as Appendix A of the report. Appendix B lists the previous progress reports and work plans produced by the project. (GC)
Descriptors: Community Development, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Home Programs, Intervention, Kindergarten, Minority Groups, Mothers, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: Negev Regional Coll. Hof Ashkelon (Israel). Inst. for Education and Community Development.
Identifiers - Location: Israel