ERIC Number: ED320539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Teams To Enhance Microcomputer Communications between School and Family, 1986-1988. Final Report.
Cavalluzzo, Virginia A.
This report describes the goals, objectives, activities, and outcomes of a project developed at the University of New Mexico Children's Psychiatric Hospital's Mimbres School to demonstrate the use of the microcomputer as a tool for establishing positive communication between emotionally-disturbed children and their parents. The project was designed to involve the parents as active participants in the computer learning experiences of the children, who ranged in age from 4 to 14. It was found that participation with teachers, child care workers, clinicians, and parents in teaching/learning teams facilitated the development of self-worth among the emotionally-disturbed children. The report concludes with a description of requirements for replicating the project, highlighting the need for a full-time teacher coordinator. Included in the appendixes are demographic data on the hospital; a sample project teacher resume; a project time line; inservice staff workshop schedules; and examples of items purchased with grant funds, assessment tools, and written communications from the project. (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Children's Psychiatric Hospital.
Note: Title VI: Excellence in Education Grants Competition. Best copy available.