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ERIC Number: ED426775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 12
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Home Visits: From the Teacher's Perspective.
Taveras, Gabriela
This study focused on the topic of home visits from the teacher's perspective. A survey was distributed among 40 teachers who were randomly selected from New York City schools. These teachers were from Head Start, day care settings, and public and private schools. The survey focused on whether teachers find home visits to be an effective tool in bridging the gap between home and school. The survey also focused on whether home visits are taken seriously by the respondents. Findings indicated that teachers thought that home visits were an effective tool in bridging the home-school gap. Despite this general finding, the majority of teachers had never conducted a home visit, usually due to concerns over safety, the fact that such visits are not a requirement of most programs other than Head Start and some child care programs, concern about parental reaction to having a teacher visit the home, and the feeling that home visits were not taken seriously. The study also found that many teachers had never had professional training in how to conduct a home visit and expressed concern over finding time to fit home visits into already full schedules. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)