ERIC Number: ED351815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teaming-Up: Area Teams for Learning Support. SCRE Research Report Series.
Allan, Julie; Munn, Pamela
This final report resulted from a 1-year evaluation of three Area Learning Support Teams, intended to provide a flexible and coordinated learning support service in three secondary schools and associated primary schools in one region of Scotland. The study interviewed 26 key people and used questionnaires to elicit opinions of 163 others. Findings and recommendations are grouped into six categories: (1) overview (e.g., a high regard was exhibited toward learning support staff by headteachers, mainstream teachers, and parents); (2) management of learning support (the role of team leader was a critical one); (3) responsibilities of the team leaders (no mandatory teaching responsibility is recommended to free leaders for the learning support coordination task); (4) concept of a team (team cohesiveness takes a long time to develop and such activities as staff development seminars may reinforce team cohesiveness); (5) team objectives (specific, realistic, and attainable objectives need to be identified by team members; and (6) team members in the classroom (greater involvement by team members in joint lesson planning and consultation is recommended). (Four references) (DB)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Regional Programs, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Remedial Instruction, Resource Teachers, Teamwork
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John St., Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers: Scotland; Teacher Collaboration