ERIC Number: ED419422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Implementation of the Literacy Component of the First Steps Project in ELAN Schools (Schools with a High Proportion of Aboriginal Students).
This report describes the findings concerning the implementation of the literacy component of the First Steps program, which provides additional support for development of literacy and numeracy among "at-risk" students, in English Language and Numeracy (ELAN) schools (those with a high proportion of aboriginal students) in Western Australia. Data were gathered in a survey of 150 schools and case studies of 12 schools. The program was commonly seen to have a lot to offer children regarded as "at-risk" for any reason. While many respondents praised the program enthusiastically, a wide range of opinion was found. Overall, parents, principals, teachers, and "Focus Teachers" all found that: teachers in ELAN schools were generally more positive about all aspects of the program than teachers; ELAN schools generally made similar or greater progress than schools not participating in the First Steps project; and teachers in ELAN schools found the program more relevant and having a more positive effect on student language attitudes, confidence, and skills. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Indigenous Populations, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Parent Attitudes, Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.
Identifiers - Location: Australia