ERIC Number: ED035900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Pupil Personnel Services: A Model. Programs, Trends, Problems.
As an attempt is made to develop pupil personnel programs throughout the United States, one faces many diverse problems: (1) diversity of background for pupil personnel specialists, (2) professional acceptance of other educators, (3) crystallization of purposes, and (4) need for a model program. The Rockdale County model is discussed in terms of facilities, equipment, personnel, and programs. The basic philosophy of this program is that pupil personnel services (PPS) must be an integral part of the instructional program and must actively support and stimulate the improvement of the instructional program. The PPS team is described. Included are the following characteristics: (1) referrals are made to the center rather than to the specialists, and (2) the team approach means all staff members have some awareness of all major cases. The PPS also have responsibility in the following areas: (1) a status study of the school system, (2) pre-school assessment, (3) testing programs, and (4) desegregation in-service. Pupil personnel roles, rather than being rigid should be seen in terms of team roles. A list of ten trends of PPS is given. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA.