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ERIC Number: ED018822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-1
Pages: 144
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Reference Count: 0
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ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING--A PROGRESS REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF A LABORATORY.
USITALO, RICHARD J.
THE TWO PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE OLYMPIA SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ELEMENTARY GUIDANCE PROGRAM WERE TO IMPROVE TEACHER ATTITUDES AND THE CHILD'S SELF-CONCEPT THROUGH THE TEACHER-CHILD RELATIONSHIP. THE PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF THE PROGRAM VIEWED GUIDANCE AS A PART OF THE TOTAL DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS, EMPHASIZING PREVENTIVE COUNSELING INSTEAD OF REMEDIAL COUNSELING. THE DESIRED CHANGES IN CHILDREN WERE TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION AND REMOVING BARRIERS WHICH INHIBIT MAXIMUM LEARNIING EFFICIENCY. THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COUNSELOR, THE STEERING COMMITTEE, THE STAFF COUNSELOR, AND THE ITINERANT COUNSELOR AND THE EFFECTS OF THE SCHOOL CLIMATE ON THE COUNSELING PROGRAM WERE PRESENTED. WHILE THE ITINERANT COUNSELOR ENJOYS SOME ADVANTAGES, THE STAFF COUNSELOR WAS MORE EFFECTIVE. BOTH WERE INFLUENCED BY THE SCHOOL CLIMATE. THE RESEARCH DESIGN TO EVALUATE THE PROGRAM CONSISTED OF THREE TYPES OF DATA. IT INCLUDED OBJECTIVE DATA MEASURING CHANGE IN TEACHER ATTITUDE AND STUDENT SELF-CONCEPT, ATTITUDINAL DATA REFERRING TO THE TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF COUNSELING AND THE PARENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD COUNSELING, AND BEHAVIORAL DATA SERVED BY OUTSIDE OBSERVATION OF THE GENERAL IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM. RESULTS SHOWED NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN TEACHER ATTITUDE OR STUDENT SELF-CONCEPTS. SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE PROGRAM WERE MADE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $4.00 FROM THE OLYMPIA SCHOOL DIST., 319 EAST 4TH AVE., OLYMPIA, WASH. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: Olympia School District, WA.
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