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ERIC Number: ED014752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-22
Pages: 15
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SCHOOL PHOBIA--A SYSTEMS APPROACH.
BOLMAN, WILLIAM M.
THE SCHOOL PHOBIA SYNDROME PROVIDES AN EXAMPLE OF THE SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT OF A CLINICAL SYNDROME. A REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE REVEALS THAT DETERMINANTS OF THIS PHOBIA ARE INTRAPSYCHIC, INTERPERSONAL, FAMILIAL, AND COMMUNITY FACTORS. WITH SO MANY FACTORS INVOLVED, AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM WOULD INVOLVE FAR TOO MANY DISCIPLINES. A SYSTEMS APPROACH FOR EXAMINING SCHOOL PHOBIA IS THEREFORE SUGGESTED. SUCH AN APPROACH IS PROBLEM-CENTERED RATHER THAN DISCIPLINE-CENTERED. IT VIEWS THE TOTAL FORCE FIELD RESULTING IN A PARTICULAR SYNDROME, AS WELL AS THE INTERFACES WHERE DIFFERENT FORCES INFLUENCE ONE ANOTHER. INFLUENCING THE VARIABLE ARE NINE FORCES WHICH PROGRESS FROM THE ORGANISMIC LEVEL TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL. WITHIN ANY ONE LEVEL, THERE ARE SEVERAL DIMENSIONS. THE SYSTEMS APPROACH STUDY OF THE SCHOOL PHOBIA ALSO FOCUSES ON THE END RESULT OF SCHOOLING. THUS, SCHOOL PHOBIA CAN BE VIEWED AS A SUB-CLASS OF GENERAL LEARNING DISORDERS. WITH THE QUALITY OF LEARNING AS A DESIRED END PRODUCT, A VARIETY OF STRATEGIES IS AVAILABLE. INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES CAN BE USED IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM, BUT AT NO TIME SHOULD ONE LOSE SIGHT OF THE INDIVIDUAL CHILD. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN ORTHOPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, (44TH ANNUAL MEETING), WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 22, 1967. (SK)
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