ERIC Number: ED208280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Raising Standards of Practice in School Psychology Through the Use of Field-Based Training.
Bardon, Jack I.; And Others
A model is presented for upgrading statewide school psychology practice by raising the level of entry for school psychology certification. Central features of the plan are outlined, including how it permits those who currently do not meet the revised standards to participate in a field-based program to increase their knowledge and skills so that they may continue to hold positions, but at a higher level of competence. The development of the program, its implementation, and an evaluation of its efforts over a five-year period are discussed in detail. The success of the model is described in terms of: (1) collecting data on which to base future actions; (2) working together toward a goal; (3) having a rationale that others can understand and respect; and (4) being persuasive and flexible. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Competence, Counselor Certification, Counselor Qualifications, Counselor Training, Field Experience Programs, Improvement Programs, Inservice Education, Models, Personnel Evaluation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Psychologists, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).