PRINCIPLES OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
DR. ALBERT GARDNER
ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN - Colloquium Section: AL
Includes students interested in volunteering activities (community
service) service learning, and archival research/FIPSE grant concerning
children directly or in agencies that serve children.
While there are many opportunities to serve various agencies, and we will
assist in locating such experiences for students, we have made commitments
to the following. Students who choose to participate in these cites
should understand that they need to attend the sessions on a regular basis
until the semester or obligation to the organization is completed
(whichever comes first).
A. For 1st and 2nd year Advocates:
- Paint Branch Elementary School (helping with homework)
Mon. & Thurs. (3:30-4:30 P.M.)
Opposite campus, across route 1 (Transportation provided)
Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Principal
- Eastern Middle School (remedial work with students, ages 12-14)
Saturday mornings (8:00-11:00 A.M.) Mont. Co. will provide trans.
Mr. Carrasco, Principal
CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (one-on-one)
- Children's Developmental Clinic
Univ. of Maryland - North Gym
Dr. Paul Hahn
Saturday 8:30AM-12:30PM (Sept. 20- Nov. 5)
Training on Sept. 6 and 13 (8:30-12:30)
B. For 2nd Year Advocates
FIPSE Grant - Archival research (original sources) on topics concerned
with children and/or families. This is intended for students who will
develop a research project and do some preliminary exploration before
completing the project in the Spring 1998 semester.
There also may be other opportunities for 2nd year students to pursue
internships and do preliminary work before completing in the Spring 1998
STUDENTS ENGAGED IN SERVICE ACTIVITIES, FIPSE, OTHER WILL BE
KEEP A JOURNAL OF THEIR ACTIVITIES.
- It is understood that students in any of the other 5 colloquia may
also be involved in volunteer/service activities as part of their section
or independently. Such persons will be given assistance by the staff of
Advocates for Children.
GUIDING QUESTIONS FOR JOURNALS
- What kinds of things do you think you can learn from this
- Describe your first day and the child you are working with?
- What are some of the life experiences of the children that are
different than your own? What is similar?
- What are some of the bigger obstacles facing the children you are
- Describe how you think the children you work with see you, using
their voice. Discuss how they might see you in terms of appearance,
attitude, lifestyle, etc.
- What is different about the way that you learn on a project like
this and the way you learn writing a term paper?
- What kinds of education, poverty, or developmental issues came up
for you as you worked with the children?
- What kinds of things did you do to build your relationship with the
children, to encourage them to trust you, like you etc.?
- What do you think the children are gaining from your hour with
them? What are they learning from you?
- Is tutoring the most effective way to help these children succeed in
school? If you don't think so, what are better ways?
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