ERIC Number: ED040504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Models for Pupil Services in Elementary Schools. Final Report.
Ferguson, Donald G.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to develop appropriate models for pupil services in elementary schools in districts of varying size, pupil population, and wealth. The models presented are derived primarily from an indepth study of exemplary projects in 20 school districts, and are currently operational. The report includes models for the team conference system, two counseling programs in which school-based specialists serve all elementary school children in the district, a summer counseling program designed to assist in the transition from elementary school to junior high school, a program for prekindergarten children, several inservice training programs, and programs using auxiliary personnel and volunteers. It is suggested that effective pupil services must be part of a coordinated program operated on a district-wide basis. Models and guides are provided for organizing, administering, and staffing a pupil services department in a structure that stresses the interprofessional approach. The close interrelationship between pupil services and instruction is stressed as is the necessity for involving all staff personnel--including principals and teachers--to ensure that pupil services are within the mainstream of the total educational program. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Cocounseling, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Guidance Programs, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Kindergarten, Parent Role, Problem Children, Psychological Services, Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling, Student Needs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.