ERIC Number: ED118291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Education of Isolated Children in Western Australia.
McAtee, W.; Zani, T. L.
Prepared to meet the need for published factual data, this report on correspondence schools in Western Australia is designed to aid the education department in the upgrading and planning of correspondence education for the rurally isolated. Following the pattern of a 1974 questionnaire which sought information from parents (67 percent response) of isolated correspondence students, this report presents both tabular and narrative data relative to: (1) Isolated Children: Demography (population distribution, occupational distribution, school year, degree of isolation, residential stability, accommodation); (2) Financial Assistance to Isolated Families (direct financial assistance, indirect financial assistance, taxation and direct financial assistance, parents' view of financial assistance); (3) Learning in Isolation (subjects, learning methods and media, supervision in the home, camp schools); (4) The Western Australian Correspondence School (brief history, administration and staffing, accommodation, school library, course development); (5) Schools of the Air in Western Australia (background, administration and staffing, equipment, accommodation, mode of operation); (6) Projected Plans for the Education of Isolated Children (Chidley Centre--special education facility for isolated children, the Isolated Schools Matriculation Project); (7) Parental Views (responses to the 1974 questionnaire). (JC)
Descriptors: Administration, Correspondence Schools, Curriculum, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, History, Parent Attitudes, Regional Planning, Rural Youth, Tables (Data), Teachers, Telecommunications
Education Department of Western Australia, Parliament Place, West Perth, W. A. 6005
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.
Identifiers - Location: Australia