Gary Partington

Document Type



Western Australian College of Advanced Education

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Partington, G. (1989). An evaluation of the Home-School Support Programme. Perth, Australia: Western Australian College of Advanced Education.


The Home-School Support programme is part of Education Services. It operates in all metropolitan divisions as well as in three country regions. Education officers are resource persons for field officers who have statutory powers. The education officers, however, have no statutory powers. There are 9 Education Officers in the metropolitan regions. Only two divisions have full time officers in the programme. In 1988 the programme serviced 443 clients in the three metropolitan regions and education officers were consulted over a further 7 52 clients. The metropolitan operation of the Home-School Support programme was evaluated with regard to those operations concerned with school contact. Institutions and hostels were not included, and neither were the duties of education officers in relation to other programmes such as juvenile justice.

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