ERIC Number: ED184761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Secondary Itinerant Teacher Service in South-West Queensland. Priority Country Area Program Evaluation Series: Report No. 2.
Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Interviews, program documents, progress reports supplied by the secondary itinerant teacher, and results of a questionnaire survey conducted by the itinerant teacher provided information for a brief, interim evaluation of the Secondary Itinerant Teacher Service. The service has endeavored to help all students (including adults) enrolled with the Secondary Correspondence School (SCS); it dates from August 1977 and has had a staff of 1 secondary teacher, specializing in math and science, who is responsible for the whole of the South-West Priority Country Area (320,000 km squared). In comparison with the Primary Itinerant Teacher Service, the secondary itinerant teacher appears to have achieved a higher proportion of student contact time, presumably because more secondary students are grouped in urban centers; nevertheless, survey results suggest that most students would like one visit every four weeks, or twice the number they are receiving. Opinions expressed in the survey of students and Home Supervisors and in the comments of SCS staff, support the view of the secondary itinerant teacher that the service has been well received. Benefits perceived by SCS staff include higher student retention rates, better work, and improved return of papers. Overall, there appears to be a good case for continuing development of the service upon the lines already established. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia