ERIC Number: ED248632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Multidisciplinary Approach to Rural Service Delivery: A Transactional Perspective.
Buktenica, Norman A.; Beare, Paul L.
Multidisciplinary team efforts to address educational problems of emotionally/behaviorally disordered students in rural areas are examined. The rationale for such an approach is considered from a transactional perspective which views behavior as a social phenomenon. The team organization and development goals are explained (including orientation to school and community), as are service goals (such as development of intervention programs that can become part of the existing structure of the school/community). The feasibility of persons from a variety of disciplines working in a collaborative team context is cited among the problem areas. Accomplishments found in an 8 year evaluation of the team included mobilization of a parent advisory committee, establishment of a volunteer program, and establishment of a walk-in peer counseling center for students. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Minnesota Conference on Programming for the Developmental Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders (Minneapolis, MN, Fall, 1982). Contained in EC 170 401.