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ERIC Number: ED360114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
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Home School Specialist: "The Missing Link" [and]"The Student Connection Program."
Stratman, Terry; Holopirek, Bonnie
This document provides information about two closely related innovative programs in a small rural school district. The Home-School Specialist program coordinates resources to meet the personal, social, emotional, and academic needs of students, while the Student Connection Program, coordinated by the Home-School Specialist, involves senior high school students serving as role models for at-risk elementary students. The Home-School Specialist is a licensed master-level social worker who, as a student advocate, works with students, parents, faculty, and outside agencies to identify students' special needs and provide direct services to students and parents. Services include home visits; counseling; parent education classes; communication between home, school, and other agencies; study skills group; social assessments; and classroom presentations. In addition, the Home-School Specialist coordinates and implements programs for both parents and students. Included is a detailed job description for the home-school specialist and a performance evaluation form. The Student Connection Program, one of several programs resulting from the creation of the Home-School Specialist position, recruits senior high school students to serve as advisors for the Home-School Specialist, and to work as positive role models for elementary students who have been identified as at-risk. The primary objectives of this program are to increase the self-esteem and academic achievement levels of the students involved. This document includes interview questions for student applicants to the program and other forms used for program implementation and evaluation. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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