ERIC Number: ED023111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Initiating Guidance Services in the Elementary School.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
The elementary guidance program aims at providing developmental, preventive, and remedial services, with the major emphasis on the developmental phase. The experiences in the pilot programs of elementary guidance in Louisiana have demonstrated that effective guidance services in the elementary school are contingent upon an understanding, willing, and ready staff. To bring about this readiness, an in-service training program has been found useful in determining what the elementary program is about, how it can help teachers perform their responsibilities more effectively, and how it can assist students in their development. One of the most effective in-service training programs has been found to be the child-study approach. This involves, primarily, a case study concerned with the gathering of significant data about the child. The roles of various staff members and the kinds of significant information need ed in child study are delineated. The elementary counselor serves as a catalyst to the entire faculty in fostering the physical, social, educational, and total personality development of the child. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.