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ERIC Number: EJ853211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1478-8497
Each One, Teach One: A Methodological Approach for National Disaster School Response
Strait, Jean; Jones, Joyce
International Journal on School Disaffection, v6 n2 p9-20 2009
Hamline University, a medium sized college in St. Paul Minnesota, dedicated resources and time to New Orleans, Louisiana in its efforts to rebuild and reclaim the city. Days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Hamline sent students, faculty and staff to help with recovery efforts. The Education Club adopted Martin Luther King Science and Technology school (MLK) soon after to help in cleaning and rebuilding the school and sent over $20,000.00 in books, supplies, merchandise gift cards, food and water to help with this effort. Still fueled by the great need in New Orleans for assistance, the group's leader Dr. Jean Strait worked with Traveler's Insurance Company and received a grant of $30,000 to start an online tutoring and mentoring program that would be staffed by Hamline University and Avalon High School students in St. Paul. This article talks about a program called "Each One, Teach One," which grew out of a Hurricane Katrina rebuilding project. The goal of the program is to create a national disaster-related education response model that could be replicated in any city in the U.S. The program consists of a joint on-line service-learning tutoring/mentoring program between Hamline University, Avalon High School and grade five through nine New Orleans students. Hamline Students serve as tutors/mentors to both the Avalon High School students and the grade five through nine students. Hamline students and Avalon students are paired together to lead pods or groups of New Orleans students as a team. The authors discuss the process for creating the program, as well as the preparations and limitations faced in implementing the program. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Minnesota