ERIC Number: ED221776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
School Psychology and Declining School Budgets: Answering Hard Questions in Economically Hard Times.
Bowser, Philip B., Ed.
Taxpayer revolts have led to increasing concerns about accountability, particularly among ancillary school service personnel. Approximately 150 questionnaires were distributed to school psychologists to obtain a sample of responses to questions commonly asked by parents, educators and the community. Their responses dealt with the role and function of the school psychologist, benefits of the services and consumer satisfaction, staffing patterns and supervision, salary, and accountability and change. Psychologists indicated that, ideally, they would like to divide their time equally between problem identification and intervention planning, direct intervention including prevention, and applied research. However, the findings suggest that budget problems have made such a role difficult to achieve. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.; National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.
Note: An Assistance to the States Committee project.