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ERIC Number: ED212431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Share: A Report on the Disadvantaged Country Areas Program for 1977.
Randell, Shirley K.
Australian school communities participating in the Disadvantaged Schools Program plan their own approaches to improving schooling for students, assisted and supported by consultants; the Disadvantaged Country Areas Program, funded in 1977, differs from the Disadvantaged Schools Program in that whole areas rather than individual schools have been identified. All schools in the declared areas are expected to share the services and facilities provided through the Program and to share in developing ideas and plans for improvement. Areas are encouraged to identify and use what they already have in their own communities and to use the special funding to supplement those resources. Schools within the areas and their respective communities work together to improve students' learning by sharing ideas, responsibility, personnel, and resources. Areas share common problems such as geographic and cultural isolation; relatively low community standards of education; lack of facilities, resources, and specialist services; poverty; and lack of vocational opportunities. Therefore, many projects are similar. Communities are encouraged to make as many decisions about schooling as possible. A description of the majority of the projects funded in 1977 follows the narrative section. The project summaries indicate (in varying degrees of detail) the needs, aims, and funding levels applicable to individual projects. (CM)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Community Control, Cooperative Programs, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia; Disadvantaged Country Areas Program (Australia); Disadvantaged Schools Program (Australia)
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