ERIC Number: ED041311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Managing a Rural School Psychological Service in a Sparsely Populated Area.
Chamberlain, Jonathan M.
Three years of intensive activity, which characterized the development and management of the rural psychological service, are overviewed. Five adjacent rural school district superintendents proposed a project to determine the feasibility of providing psychological and social work services in a sparsely populated area. Planning Phase 1 sought to answer questions concerning: (1) the extent of the need; (2) current services and their adequacy; and (3) the level of community understanding of problem children. It was decided to provide: (1) diagnosis and treatment of children with problems; and (2) an in-service training program for teachers regarding mental health concepts in the classroom. Additional objectives emerged during Planning Phase 2. Staff procurement and constitution and budgetary allotments are included for all phases. The actual operational years, with their numerous objectives based on the findings of the planning phases are fully discussed. Implications and suggestions for the future of rural school psychology are offered. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (TL)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Guidance Programs, Psychoeducational Methods, Psychological Services, Pupil Personnel Services, Pupil Personnel Workers, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Youth, School Districts, School Personnel, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Social Services, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Child Services, Price, UT.; American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970