ERIC Number: ED369387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Helping Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Open Library Programs Develop Strategies for Improving Parent Staffing.
This project was developed and implemented to improve an open library program by increasing parent involvement. Through initial surveys, questionnaires, and the author's personal experience, it was determined that the problems experienced by parents, teachers, administrators, and students in the open library program were due to the ineffectiveness of involving parents. By means of surveys, interviews, research, and meetings with administrators, staff, parents, and students, the author with the help of a task committee developed strategies to increase parent participation in the open library program. All the program objectives were met with the target group improving dramatically in all areas. The objectives for the program were: to increase the attitudes of teachers toward the open library program, increase the number of students participating in the program, increase the number of parents reading to children, to have at least 50 percent of the 650 students read or be read to by parents a minimum of 25 books, to train parents reading to children in inferencing questioning, to increase parent volunteerism school-wide. (Appendices include a pre- and post-survey cover letter and questionnaire to faculty members and parents, a pre- and post-questionnaire to students, pre- and post-comments by faculty members, parents and students, library parent reading log, student/parent sign-in log, reading record form, and an inferencing questions evaluation form.) (Contains 14 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Interviews, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Questionnaires, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, School Libraries, Surveys
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Science Practicum report, Nova University.