ERIC Number: ED206430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Itinerant Secondary Remedial/Resource Teacher Service in Central Queensland. Priority Country Area Program Evaluation Series: Report No. 5.
Briody, P. M.
The itinerant secondary remedial resource teacher service, designed to identify and help isolated country students in Queensland who are experiencing learning difficulties and to assist teachers in classrooms, program development, and resource strategy for exceptional learners, was evaluated seven months after project initiation in 1979. Data for evaluation were obtained by visitation at four participating schools; observation of the one remedial resource teacher for two sessions on one afternoon; interviews and discussions with four school principals, several classroom teachers, the remedial/resource teacher and state and Catholic educators; and document analysis. At the four schools in the area, 46 of 341 students were assisted by the remedial/resource teacher. The teacher's time was spent 40% with students, 40% with classroom teachers and principals, and 20% alone doing preparation and reading during the week spent at each school during the four-week cycle. Re-testing of students was incomplete when the report was written; however, 7 students showed reading age gains of 2 to 18 months. Students and parents were generally positive about the program; teachers and principals reported childrens' motivation, confidence and attitudes improved. It was suggested the service be continued and extended to other Queensland Priority Country Areas. (AW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia