Saturday, 21 March 2009

Setback in Western Australia

Money there, problem recruiting conductors

The extensive and exciting plans to develop a conductive system for children and families in Western Australia (Sutton 2008a; 2008b; 2009) have hit a glitch though a probem in conductor-recruitment (Saunders, 2009).

The problem here may seem peculiarly local but worldwide the problem of recruitment to conductive services remains a tricky one in all sorts of ways, one often solved more by good luck rather that judgement, and one that many in charge of conductive services often do not adequately account for in their planning, and perhaps at the moment cannot.

Their problem usually runs deeper that mere advertising.

Meanwhile, children and families just have to make do (Lightnur, 2009)


Lightnur (2009) Muja first day in Conductive Education pre-primary, without conductor-teacher, Life’s Light Journey, 9 February

Saunders, M. (2009) Kindy door shuts on disabled children, The West Australian, 21 March

Sutton, A. (2008a) Major expansion in Western Australia. Conductive World, 30 May

Sutton, A. (2008b) Expansion continuing in Western Austalia, Conductive World, 6 October

Sutton, A. (2009) Another new CE blog, Conductive World, 6 January

1 comment:

  1. The biggest problem that I have seen over the years is that the people employing conductors rely on those conductors already working in a centre to bring in more.

    It has happened that the conductors arrived without references from previous employers, we were usually lucky but you can be very unlucky.