ERIC Number: ED206429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Mobile Classroom in Central Queensland. Priority Country Area Program Evaluation Series: Report No. 4.
Briody, P. M.
Evaluation of the Mobile Classroom Project, which provided complementary and supplementary educational experiences not available through the Primary Correspondence Schools (PCS) for 58 isolated country children in Central Queensland during 1978 and 1979, used personal observations; comments from parents, home supervisors, and key educators associated with the project; and study of project documentation. The Mobile Classroom Unit was a self-contained classroom in a large truck, staffed by two teachers who visited four (1978) to six (1979) sites for two consecutive weeks, two or three times per year. Participating students (years one through seven) had opportunities, through speaking, listening, singing, dancing, questioning, answering and speculatinq, to develop skills in social interaction, communication, investigation, and individuality not provided by the PCS, which utilized written papers, comments, and oral response through casette tapes. Although no statistical information was analyzed, parents', teachers' and home supervisors' comments stressed the children's improved awareness, motivation, socialization, and verbalization. Parents reported their own increased growth and self-development because of their children's involvement in the program. Also included are discussions of the Central Queensland Priority Country Area (including maps), the mobile classroom concept, support services, special provisions for education of isolated children; and diagrams of the Mobile Classroom Unit. (AW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Communication Skills, Correspondence Study, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Mobile Classrooms, Mobile Educational Services, Outreach Programs, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Student Attitudes, Supplementary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland)
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 822-824 and ED 184 760-762.