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ERIC Number: ED001375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 22
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GUIDANCE FOR CHILDREN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
ECKERSON, LOUISE O.; SMITH, HYRUM M.
GUIDANCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IS A SERVICE TO ASSIST ALL CHILDREN IN MAKING MAXIMUM USE OF THEIR ABILITIES. IT ATTEMPTS TO IDENTIFY EARLY THE INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PUPIL. STATISTICS INDICATE THAT IN THE FUTURE, JOBS WILL DEMAND EVEN MORE EDUCATION AND TRAINING. SINCE POTENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DROPOUTS CAN BE DETECTED ON THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, EARLY AND CONTINUOUS GUIDANCE MAY PREVENT THIS WASTE. MOST CURRENT PROGRAMS ARE QUITE NEW. VARIOUS ATTITUDES AND EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS ARE DESCRIBED. GUIDANCE IS USUALLY INCLUDED IN A BROADER PROGRAM CALLED PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES. THE GUIDANCE CONSULTANT WORKS CLOSELY WITH PARENTS AND TEACHERS, TESTS AND OBSERVES STUDENTS, AND REFERS THOSE WITH PARTICULAR PROBLEMS TO PUPIL PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS. THESE SHOULD INCLUDE A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST AND A SOCIAL WORKER. MANY FACTORS SUCH AS THE SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE NUMBER OF PUPILS, AND THE EXTENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AFFECT THE ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT. GUIDANCE PERSONNEL ARE USUALLY FORMER TEACHERS WITH ADDITIONAL GRADUATE EDUCATION. SOCIAL WORKERS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS SHOULD ALSO BE CONSIDERED, ACCORDING TO THE KINDS OF PROBLEMS TO BE DEALT WITH. IN SUCH CASES AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP COULD BE SUBSTITUTED FOR TEACHING EXPERIENCE. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE FEW CLEARLY DEFINED PROGRAMS NOW, THE IMPACT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE ON UNIVERSITIES IS BEGINNING TO BE FELT. SELECTION OF GUIDANCE PERSONNEL SHOULD BE BASED ON BOTH EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA