ERIC Number: ED177692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Education for Future Employment: A Primary School Responds to Community Needs.
Ferguson, R. C.
This paper describes the experience of one primary school--Biraban Public School in Toronto--whose graduates had difficulty in finding jobs because of the poor academic preparation they received in primary grades. Parents were the first to express concern at the standard of education in the school, particularly in basic subjects. Their action led to an improved reading program. Also, teachers contributed to instructional improvement when they were invited to share in problem-solving with the principal. The paper says this approach to problem-solving was the major factor in improvements at the school. (LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (New South Wales); Biraban Public School (Australia)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Education (20th, Perth, Western Australia, September 1979); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document