The development of a community resource directory for the St. John's area

Kennedy, Rosemary (1977) The development of a community resource directory for the St. John's area. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

All communities have persons, places and objects which can contribute to the learning process. Using these resources can help bridge the gap between school and community and can extend and enrich the regular classroom program. Many school boards in the United States and Canada have published community resource directories, listing field trip sites, resource speakers and/or other local resources, to enable teachers to locate and use these resources with ease. -- A questionnaire was designed to determine whether or not teachers in St. John's, Newfoundland, were using local resources and to determine whether or not a local directory was needed by these teachers. The questionnaire was sent to a random sample of one hundred (100) teachers working in Grades Kindergarten to Eight and employed by the Roman Catholic School Board for St. John’s. All sixty (60) teachers responding to the questionnaire a felt community resource directory would be useful. The questionnaire also revealed that lack of knowledge of local resources was the major reason teachers were not using community resources. -- An information search was therefore conducted to locate potential resources in the St. John's area and to gather further information about these resources through a telephone interview. The data was recorded on a duplicated form and was then summarized in a form more appropriate to the directory. -- The resulting community resource directory, "People and Places: Resources for Learning", appears in this report as Appendix A. It includes a table of contents, an introduction, suggested guidelines for taking field trips and for using resource persons, an index, a sample permission form for obtaining parental approval for field trips, and a listing of over one hundred (100) resources organized under ten (10) general categories. -- The directory was submitted to a group of professional educators for review and evaluation. Several additions and corrections were made before the directory was prepared for distribution.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5118
Item ID: 5118
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 63-67.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1977
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--St. John's
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community and school--Newfoundland and Labrador; Directories; St. John's (N.L.)--Directories

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