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ERIC Number: ED419422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7309-6269-5
ISSN: N/A
The Implementation of the Literacy Component of the First Steps Project in ELAN Schools (Schools with a High Proportion of Aboriginal Students).
Deschamp, Philip
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)
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.
Identifiers - Location: Australia