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A generation ago, the term school volunteer meant "parent" volunteer, and the roles of these volunteers were limited. Most elementary schools welcomed parents as chaperons for field trips, room mothers, and to assist with endless housekeeping and clerical tasks that freed the teacher to teach. They welcomed them at school to shelve and process books, collect money for photographs, and weigh and measure children. School volunteers were virtually non-existent in junior and senior high schools (NSVP, 1978). School volunteers today come from many sources and provide a wide range of services for many schools, even at the secondary level (Purcell, 1981). These volunteers are also directly involved in the very process of education itself - as visiting lecturers, kindergarten assistants, story tellers, readers of English themes, and, most of all, as tutors (Carter, 1974).

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Donald L. Hanson


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