ERIC Number: ED212067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Satellite Learning Center Project at Balmy Beach School. Description and Evaluation. Research Service #159.
Larter, Sylvia J.
To meet the needs of students waiting to participate in special education programs already filled to capacity, Balmy Beach (Ontario) Community School, an elementary school in the Toronto public school system, established a satellite learning center project. The program kept the students in their regular classrooms while a "satellite assistant," under the direction of the special education teacher in the regular learning center, moved from class to class to give the children individualized special education. To evaluate the project, data gathering included case studies of all 14 participating students, parent and staff interviews, a questionnaire survey of student attitudes, classroom observation, and staff activities logs. The data indicate that the project helped the participating students, had no deleterious effects on other students in the classrooms or the regular learning center, and was endorsed by the teachers and favored by the parents. Thirteen appendices provide the interview schedules, the questionnaire, observation schedules, case study and log forms, and a brief glossary. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Balmy Beach Community School ON; Ontario (Toronto); Satellite Learning Center Project