ERIC Number: ED052494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Services: The Pilot Year.
Bergan, John R.; Curry, Dal R.
This report describes the pilot year operation of the Tucson Early Education Psychological Services (TEEPS) program, which is based on the position that the quality of psychological services in the public schools can be increased by establishing educational systems in which the functions of psychology in education are embodied in system components rather than in individual practitioners. TEEPS is designed not only to deal with deviant behaviors, but also to facilitate the development of intellectual skills, leadership skills, social skills, and creativity in children. The program has three components: (1) research and development; (2) consultation; and (3) evaluation. Current thinking on the consultation process, which utilizes behavior modification techniques, is discussed extensively. Its success demonstrates that: (1) a psychologist and teacher working together can define problems operationally; (2) they can formulate concrete intervention plans; and (3) they can measure what they have accomplished. Data further indicate that such consultation teams are highly effective, reasonably efficient, and that consultation as a service can attain a high level of acceptance in schools. (TL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Early Childhood Education.