ERIC Number: ED023133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Guidance in the Elementary School.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet on the role of elementary school guidance was designed for use by individuals affiliated with the elementary school. Because the school is developmental rather than selective, every member of the school staff must possess skills to adapt experiences to meet the student's needs. The study of children is an essential skill involving: (1) knowledge of the scientific principles affecting human development; (2) factual information about the child; and (3) the continuous development, by school personnel, of the skills of the scientific method of solving problems. The needs of exceptional children must be met within the framework of their differences. In facilitating the teaching-learning experience, the teacher is assisted by the following specialized personnel involved in the guidance program: (1) the psychologist, (2) the counselor, (3) the school social worker, and (4) the school administrator. Major trends in elementary school guidance are discussed relative to (a) the services needed in elementary school districts, and (b) some needed guidance programs. Ideas for use in evaluating guidance services throughout the school are summarized in terms of the duties of the school staff and the guidance specialist. (PS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Guidance Personnel, Information Dissemination, School Counseling, School Guidance
Department o f Elementary -Kindergarten-Nursery Education, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.