ERIC Number: ED423651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Learning Assistance Services Report (1997).
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Div. of Special Education.
This report discusses the outcomes of a 1996-1997 review that investigated the current role of Learning Assistance Services in the delivery of special education support services to students in 115 British Columbia public schools and the students who receive these services. Learning Assistance Services are described as school-based, non-categorical resource services designed to support classroom teachers and their students who have mild to moderate difficulties in learning and adjustment. The study also examined the impact of Individual Education Plan (IEP) requirements on students' educational programs, parent participation, and teachers' workloads. Findings include: (1) there is a significant variation in how sample school districts and schools set out policies and procedures to govern the provision of Learning Assistance Services; (2) in many cases, policies/procedures guidelines are somewhat dated and do not appear to reflect the significant changes that have occurred relative the to provision of Learning Assistance Services; and (3) the Learning Assistance Program tends to be more oriented to "pull-out" and Learning Assistance Center programs in secondary schools than in elementary schools. Appendices include the rationale for the learning assistance reviews, the school survey, interview questions, ministry learning assistance guidelines, and supplemental reports that expand on findings. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Individualized Education Programs, Interviews, Mild Disabilities, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Surveys, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
BC Ministry of Education, Special Programs Branch, PO Box 9165, Stn. Prov. Gov., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9H4, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada