ERIC Number: ED206432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
P.C.A.P. Project Profiles. Queensland Priority Country Area Program--Evaluation Series.
Fowler, C. F.; Peters, J. E.
Thirty-two projects designed to improve educational opportunities of rural Queensland children were funded as part of the Disadvantaged Schools Program in 1979 and 1980. This program resulted from a 1977-79 Schools Commission report which suggested that students in country areas may be disadvantaged compared to urban dwellers, with respect to variety of available experiences and opportunities. The $1 million a year program with a full-time staff of over 40 funded such projects as: (1) itinerant teacher service; (2) mobile manual arts; (3) specially produced television programs; (4) mobile classrooms; (5) isolated children's special education; (6) mobile field study; (7) instrumental music programs; (8) remedial/resource services; (9) specialist recreation support; (10) opportunities for exceptional children; (11) cultural activities; (12) career information; (13) mini-buses and subsidized coaches; (14) audiovisual maintenance; (15) regional newspaper development; (16) teacher aides; (17) summer schools; (18) updating school libraries; (19) regional home economics and music centres; (20) speech therapy services; (21) outback mobile teaching services; (22) hydroponics; (23) video recording/library services; (24) resource kits; (25) manual arts by correspondence; and (26) vocational reference centres. Profiles for each project list project title, location, contact address, budget, type of project, personnel, purpose, background, operations, evaluation, and comments. (AW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Career Counseling, Correspondence Study, Cultural Enrichment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Home Economics Education, Itinerant Teachers, Library Services, Mobile Educational Services, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Rural Education, Special Education, Summer Schools, Teacher Aides
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia