ERIC Number: ED061553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
National, Regional, and State Survey of School Psychologists.
Farling, William H.; Hoedt, Kenneth C.
This national survey of school psychologists was undertaken to provide comprehensive data regarding this professional speciality including such areas as background and training certification requirements, professional affiliation, professional needs and problems, part-time activities, salary and contractual arrangements, psychologist-student services ratios, private practice and future development of the profession. Findings suggest that the role and function of school psychologists appear to be dominated by routine activities of individual diagnosis, report writing and conferences. Critical skills considered to be in need of further development include improved psychological and educational diagnosis, educational programming, behavior modification planning, counseling and professional communication. Definitive clarification regarding current and future role and function, licensing, and certification were the prominent needs and concerns identified by the respondents. The public image of the school psychologists was also emphasized as a matter of national professional concern. Finally, there appears to be a manpower shortage of school psychologists nationally as well as the limited involvement of school psychologists in federally funded projects. (Author/RK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Akron Univ., OH.