Resource teacher perspectives on student service delivery models
Manitoba Education and Training has recommended that all schools and/or school divisions adopt a model of service delivery in order to best meet the learning needs of their diverse student populations. Four models of service delivery are highlighted by Manitoba Education and Training. They include, Response to Intervention, Universal Design for Learning, Consultative- Collaborative and Co-teaching (Manitoba Education and Training, 2014). This study uses qualitative research methods to investigate the perspectives of resource teachers in regards to their experiences with various service delivery models. Several factors that enable resource teachers and school teams to effectively support students are discussed. This study also examines the factors that may impede the successful delivery of supports to students with diverse learning needs. Suggestions to improve service delivery also are presented.