ERIC Number: ED389458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Local School Teams at the Toronto Board: A Five-Year Follow-Up Study. Research Services No. 216.
Cole, Ester; Brown, Robert S.
This follow-up study examined the goals, roles, and functions of the Toronto Board of Education's local school teams (LSTs), which are designed to support teachers in providing appropriate interventions for students in need of assistance in regular and special education settings. The 1990 and 1995 study used similar questionnaires and methodologies, with the addition of a section on LST recommendations on the 1995 questionnaire. The follow-up study surveyed 341 individuals who were members of LSTs at 44 elementary and 11 secondary schools. The study found that the number of individual students referred to LSTs increased from a mean of 66 per school year in 1990 to a mean of 72 per school year in 1995. Consultation with parents was viewed as a highly important recommendation by both elementary and secondary LST members. (Three appendices provide discussion guidelines for planning an effective model, discussion guidelines for evaluating team effectiveness, and a copy of the questionnaire. Contains 21 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Management Teams, Questionnaires, Social Services, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Teacher Role, Teamwork
Toronto Board of Education, 155 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1P6 ($5 Canadian).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers: School Team Approach; Toronto Board of Education ON