ERIC Number: ED443548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Families, Schools, Communities: Learning Together School Volunteer Guide, Spring 2000.
Potter, Calvin; Grinde, Jane; Landsverk, Ruth Anne
The Families in Education Program, dedicated to nurturing a family-community-school partnership, provides this book for Wisconsin schools to use throughout the year to promote families and learning. The articles in this book contain ideas for developing and enhancing volunteer programs in the schools and for developing effective service learning opportunities for youth. Part 1, "Volunteers for Children's Learning," includes articles on: (1) starting a volunteer program; (2) designing and organizing a volunteer program; (3) developing volunteer job descriptions; (4) recognition programs for volunteers; (5) teacher's guides to using volunteers; (6) encouraging diversity in volunteers; (7) including migrant families in volunteer efforts; (8) planning an intergenerational program; (9) tips for tutors; (10) welcoming people with disabilities as volunteers; (11) reading volunteers; and (12) the use of mentoring. Part 2, "Youth Service-Learning Opportunities," focuses on service learning and includes articles on opportunities in Wisconsin, essential elements of service learning, tips for organizing youth service learning programs, and integrating service learning into the curriculum. An appendix includes sample forms. (KB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Volunteers
Families in Education Program, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free); Tel: 608-266-9757.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin