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ERIC Number: ED010245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 99
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RESULTS OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND GUIDANCE OF UNDERACHIEVERS.
JACKSON, ROBERT M.
DIAGNOSTIC AND GUIDANCE PROCEDURES WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS IN ALTERING OR IMPROVING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNDERACHIEVERS. AN EARLIER GUIDANCE STUDY TESTED 1,078 BEGINNING FOURTH GRADERS, OF WHOM 190 WERE IDENTIFIED AS UNDERACHIEVERS. CERTAIN PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES AND A PHILOSOPHY FOR DEALING WITH LEARNING PROBLEMS WERE DEVELOPED. THESE PROCEDURES WERE USED OVER A 3-YEAR PERIOD OF EXPERIMENTATION. EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS WERE ESTABLISHED. THE FOLLOWUP RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE NEED FOR COUNSELING WAS NOT FULLY MET FOR THE SUBJECTS. THE UNDERACHIEVERS, AS A GROUP, DID NOT ATTAIN A STATE OF DEVELOPMENT COMPARABLE TO THE GROUP OF ACHIEVERS. TWO DESIGN PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY THIS RESEARCH WERE POINTED OUT FOR OTHER INVESTIGATORS IN THIS AREA--(1) ADEQUATE CONTROLS, AND (2) THE ROLE OF AN OUTSIDER IN A SCHOOL SETTING. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT SUCCESS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE PROGRAMS IS RELATED LESS TO KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNIQUES OF CHILD STUDY THAN TO THE COUNSELORS' ABILITY TO RELATE POSITIVELY TO THE PARENTS AND TEACHER OF THE CHILD. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.
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