ERIC Number: ED329850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Student Support Services in the Schools: Actual and Preferred Time Use of Psychoeducational Consultants and Social Workers.
Brown, Robert; Skippon, Ron
A needs assessment was conducted within the Toronto (Ontario, Canada) school system. Psychoeducational consultants, social workers, and principals in all elementary and secondary schools were surveyed. A total of 350 questionnaires were returned from 113 schools. In the first section of the survey, respondents were given a list of work-related activities. They were then asked to fill in two pie graphs, indicating time spent on these activities and time they would prefer to spend on these activities. Principals completed two additional pie graphs showing actual time use for the activities. Results indicated that psychoeducational consultants and social workers wanted to allocate their professional activities in much the same way as they were already doing. The greatest suggested change was for time allocated to group programs. Participants thought group programs needed twice the currently allotted time. In the second section of the survey, participants commented on their current and anticipated professional needs. The comments tended to reinforce findings on time use. Participants were especially clear about increasing time devoted to group programs. However, the respondents were concerned that a lack of available time might hinder these and other initiatives. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Canada; Toronto Public Schools ON