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ERIC Number: ED307048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 78
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Improving Administrative Services and Developing Positive Attitudes and Communication through Interdepartmental Training.
Greene, Lorna H.
The director of a Head Start Day Care and Family Resource Center (which is the only licensed group child care and early childhood education facility serving Native Americans in the rural southwest) implemented a practicum intervention designed to inform the tribal central finance office about the goals and financial needs of the child care center. Specific aims were to: (1) improve service from the finance office to the center; (2) increase the knowledge of the finance office staff about the operation and administrative needs of the center and vice versa; and (3) improve the attitude of the staff of each program and office concerning the staff of the other program and office. Appropriate areas for in-service training were identified through administration of a questionnaire designed to obtain baseline data on current knowledge and through informal interviews with members of both staff groups. Subsequently, eight training sessions were conducted by the center director for the finance staff, and finance staff provided two training sessions for the center staff. The sessions covered philosophy, goals, activities, and financial needs. Evaluation data indicate the positive outcomes of the intervention. Related materials are included in 10 appendices and include: (1) findings and recommendations; (2) correspondence from federal funding agency; (3) questions and responses from informal interviews; (4) two examples of staff meeting agenda; (5) pre-post training questionnaire and responses from pre-training administration; (6) one example of center staff meeting agenda; (7) training plan; (8) memo to finance staff, re: training; (9) personnel breakdown and vendor list and supplies; and (10) example of project progress notes. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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