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ERIC Number: ED001105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 96
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EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELOR PROGRAM IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROGRAM AND RESEARCH DESIGN. FOURTH DRAFT.
PERLMAN, ROBERT; AND OTHERS
MANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE DISADVANTAGED AREAS OF BOSTON MANIFEST SERIOUS EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS WHICH HINDER THEIR PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL AND OFTEN NEGATE THE VALUE OF THE SCHOOL'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. FACTORS IN THE HOME AND NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENT OFTEN CAUSE PROBLEMS SUCH AS ANTAGONISTIC BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOL, ABUSIVENESS TO OTHER STUDENTS, LACK OF RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY, AGGRESSIVE AND HYPERACTIVE BEHAVIOR, TEMPER TANTRUMS, SADISM, AND OBSCENITY BEFORE PEERS AND TEACHERS. IN THE UPPER ELEMENTARY GRADES, SUCH CHILDREN TEND TO BE TRUANTS AND TO APPEAR FREQUENTLY IN COURTS ON CHARGES RELATING TO DELINQUENCY ACTS. A PUPIL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELING PROGRAM HAS EXISTED IN BOSTON FOR SOME YEARS. PUPILS ARE REFERRED ONLY THROUGH THE PRINCIPAL, AND THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ASSIGNED TO EACH COUNSELOR IS ABOUT 15,000. BOTH THE ESTABLISHED AND THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOCUS ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND OTHER PERSONAL PROBLEMS WHICH INTERFERE WITH A CHILD'S LEARNING PROCESS OR WITH THE LEARNING OF OTHER CHILDREN ASSOCIATED WITH HIM. THE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM PROVIDES A MUCH SMALLER RATIO OF STUDENTS TO COUNSELOR. THIS SHOULD MAKE POSSIBLE SERVICE FOR MORE CHILDREN, EARLIER DETECTION AND TREATMENT, AND MORE FREQUENT CONTACT WITH FAMILIES OF THE CHILDREN AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES. PUPILS WILL BE REFERRED DIRECTLY TO THE COUNSELOR BY TEACHERS. CLOSER CONTACT BETWEEN TEACHERS AND ADJUSTMENT COUNSELORS WILL ENABLE TEACHERS TO DEAL WITH SOME BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AND TROUBLESOME SITUATIONS IN THE CLASSROOMS THEMSELVES. THE TYPOLOGY MANUAL WHICH IS INCLUDED CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF PROBLEMS, AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE COUNSELOR IN WORKING WITH TEACHER, CHILD, PARENTS, AND OTHER SPECIAL RESOURCES. A RESEARCH DESIGN FOR AN EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM IS GIVEN.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)