ERIC Number: ED313114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
[Georgia's Special Instructional Assistance Program.]
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Information about Georgia's Special Instructional Assistance Program (SIA) is presented. The program is designed to serve children in kindergarten through grade five who are functioning below the normal expectations for their age range, usually as a result of deficient language and cognitive development. The vast majority of SIA teaching and learning activities in school are conducted through or based on language concepts. The SIA program addresses all areas of curriculum and children's development, but focuses on the enhancement of each child's ability to understand and use language. The program also involves lowering the pupil/teacher ratio; providing for an activity-based, integrated curriculum; and involving parents in their children's education. Included in this document are materials authorizing the program, program implementation guidelines for the Office of Instructional Programs that focus on eligibility determination, delivery models, instruction, parent participation and training, staff development, program evaluation, application for funds, and the program planning process. Regulations concerning limits on class size and SIA and non-SIA student ratios for kindergarten, first, and second grades are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia