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ERIC Number: EJ960224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Teachers' Opinions of Interdisciplinary Reports: The Children's Assessment Team
Roberts, Rachel M.; Moar, Kathy; Scott, Rhys
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v11 p39-59 2011
There has been almost no investigation of reports produced by interdisciplinary teams. Feedback was obtained from 30 teachers regarding a typical (but fictional) report written by the Children's Assessment Team at Flinders Medical Centre. Quantitative and thematic analysis revealed that the same features that contribute to the effectiveness of a psychological report were relevant to inter-disciplinary reports. Readability, explanation of technical terms, use of behavioural examples and an initial summary paragraph were cited as useful report components. While teachers appreciated the clarity and detail of the report, they requested more detailed, concrete recommendations for interventions within a classroom setting. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia