ERIC Number: ED189773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
South Carolina Department of Education Initiatives in School Psychology: Briefing Paper.
Evans, Paul L.
The paper reviews initiatives the South Carolina Department of Education has undertaken in the area of school psychology, particularly as it pertains to evaluating and placing handicapped children. Two brief introductory sections cover the role, function, and certification of school psychologists and national approaches toward the delineation of standards for practice (including specific responsibilities of psychological services required under P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). School psychology in South Carolina is reviewd in terms of present state requirements, approved training programs, and nondegree certification. Results of a South Carolina survey of teachers and administrators as well as a survey of school psychologists are summarized with such findings as a perceived need by teachers and administrators for more student counseling and a perceived need by psychologists to review current certification standards. Initial activities of a South Carolina task force which is examining standards for the role, function, and certification of school psychologists are described. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Programs for the Handicapped.
Identifiers: South Carolina