Improving Teacher Responsiveness In Making Adjustments for School Children With 'Critical Prone' Medical Conditions
Miles, S. & Flowers, K. (2008). Improving Teacher Responsiveness In Making Adjustments for School Children With 'Critical Prone' Medical Conditions.
Improve response by teachers and schools for children with life threatening crisis prone medical conditions. An action research project was undertaken to identify the extent of these conditions and this problem in schools and to make recommendations for teachers and schools about responding for children with life threatening crisis prone medical conditions. Three focus groups were conducted with Brisbane Catholic Education Consultants (Inclusive Education) from seven primary schools and four secondary schools - metropolitan, some rural and one semi rural. A survey was conducted by telephone and email with Principals of 18 schools, to seek exemplars of effective practice in schools to respond to crises for children with crisis prone medical conditions. Data includes how Principals identified these students and what their practices were in dealing with them both at enrolment and when a crisis occurred. Examples of questions that were asked in the focus groups:
- What crisis prone medical conditions do your students have?
- What do you understand about these crisis prone medical conditions?
- Who responds and How do you respond to crises for these students?
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