ERIC Number: ED229185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Queensland Itinerant Teacher Service 1901-1930
Fogarty, M. F.
Teachers' Forum (Australia), v3 n3 p10-14 Nov 1980
The historical review outlines the activities of the Queensland Itinerant Service from 1901-1930. The report begins with an account of the Service's first traveling teacher, Mr. Johnson, who in his first year of duty visited 103 homesteads that housed 113 families having 319 children of school age; of its peak period in 1921 when there were 18 teachers; and of its decline as correspondence schools began to replace itinerant teachers. Additional sections cover: mode of operation, modes of transport and equipment carried, quality of the men, physical hardships, a profile of the parents, satisfying the educational desires of outback parents, effectiveness of the service, indirect influences, and the Primary Correspondence School. (AH)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Brisbane Coll. of Advanced Education, Kelvin Grove (Australia). Dept. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland); Isolation (Geographic); Queensland Itinerant Teacher Service (Australia)