ERIC Number: ED043077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-5
Reference Count: 0
The Role of State Departments as Projectors of the Public Image of School Psychologists.
Clark, W. Donald
Emphasis is placed on the role of legislation and laws as factors in the growth of school psychology, which growth has, by design, paralleled that of special education. The limited functions of the school psychologists are viewed as resulting from the special education legislation which mandated supportive services. The author complains that the school psychologist "is a service," not part of the total instructional program. His image is narrow and limiting. Awareness of the disappearance of an early state department bias which favored school psychology is noted. The author concludes that the school psychologist must maintain his primary role in evaluating the handicapped, but must develop other competencies as well. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970