Perceptions of Educational Provisions for Low Achievers

Year: 1985

Author: Williams, Carolyn

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Principals of secondary schools in W.A. have been challenged to assume responsibility for the educational programs of the lowest achieving students (Beazley, 1984, p. 138). This study examines the perceptions of certain teachers of low achievers and other staff, on the programs and curriculum offered these students. The data demonstrate significant differences between the teachers of these students and other staff, in relation to which students are low achievers, what and how they are taught, and what resources and assessment are appropriate. The major conclusion is that, to date, little evidence exists of cohesive school policies for low achievers.