ERIC Number: ED424649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Community Based Organizations and Public Schools: Implications for Inclusion, Pedagogy, and the Organizational Context of Schools.
Pena, Robert A.
Friendly House was created in 1920 to promote literacy among new families entering the United States. An analysis of the afterschool and the summer-school programs offered by Friendly House is offered here. The study includes information on these programs, as well as the policies, practices, and procedures used in providing for the needs of economically disadvantaged children and their families. The text also describes the perceptions of Friendly House personnel regarding daily operations. The paper opens with demographic information for the area and details ways in which Friendly House serves the community. The study design is discussed next, along with the research questions and the findings. Results are grouped under six questions, such as How would students, instructors, tutors, and administrators describe their relationships with students and others? To what extent are curriculum and instruction related to students' present and future lives? What is the staff philosophy as regards working with students? and What types of support are offered at Friendly House? Recommendations for improving the process and quality of services delivered and for improving relations with the different public feeder schools that send students to Friendly House are given by various students and staff. (Nine appendices contain the tabulation of data.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).