ERIC Number: ED262930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Winton Contact Teacher Centre Report. Priority Country Area Program, Queensland Project Report 2.
The experimental Contact Teacher Centre at Winton State Primary School was established in March 1983 to expand the avenues of service delivery for 20 isolated Queensland primary school children from 14 families living within an 80 kilometer radius of Winton. The aims of the Centre were to: (1) assist correspondence pupils with their work; (2) assist home tutors with teaching and management problems; (3) act as a resource center for families with children enrolled in correspondence education programs; (4) liaise with other distance education programs in order to maintain a consistent educational approach, avoid overlap between services, and facilitate the exchange of ideas; and (5) help meet the social needs of students through activity days, mini-schools, and school activities such as swimming and sport. The Centre was initially funded with $3,000, staffed by a 20%-time teacher, and housed in a room furnished with a telephone, answering machine, and tea and coffee making facilities. During 1983, 3 home tutors made 26 school visits, 4 home tutors made 31 telephone calls, the answering service recorded 9 calls, and 2 activity days were sponsored. Evaluation indicated the concept and potential of the Centre were considered worthwhile. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia