ERIC Number: ED207733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Transport Requirements of P.C.A.P. Field Staff in the South-West and Central Priority Country Areas. Priority Country Area Program Evaluation Series: Report No. 7.
Fowler, Clifford F.
General transport requirements of the Priority Country Area Program (PCAP) field staff in the South-West and Central Priority Country Areas in Queensland, Australia, (exceeding 320,000 and 150,000 square kilometers respectively) for 1978-79 were evaluated, with emphasis on: duties of PCAP staff and their consequent transport needs; existing provision and availability of PCAP transport; extent of vehicle use and cost of operation; adequacy and suitability of current transportation provisions; and issues for decision makers. South-West Area staff included: a project director, primary itinerant teachers, a secondary itinerant teacher, a recreation officer, two primary remedial/resource teachers, and an audio-visiual maintenance officer. Central Area staff consisted of: a project co-ordinator, a secondary resource teacher, and an audio-visual maintenance officer. Information obtained by analysis of records, interviews with staff, and participant observation of services indicated that for efficient deployment of PCAP itinerant staff, the minimum transportation requirement is generally a separate vehicle for each officer or team in the field. Results from surveys of vehicle use (many covering 31 consecutive days) are detailed in 9 tables; maps show the Priority Areas, distances covered in South-West Queensland, and location of schools; an appendix includes information on individual vehicles used by the staff. (AW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia